#FreedomLouisiana

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Wow! The momentum is building in Louisiana, and we are excited to see the diverse and growing opposition to the so-called “Marriage and Conscience Act.”

Last night Stephen Perry of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureauissued an amazing statement echoing the warning we have seen across the country. And just now, Mayor Mitch Landrieu expressed his opposition to HB707 saying that “New Orleans has always been an accepting, inviting city that thrives on its diversity. Discrimination in any form should not be tolerated, and New Orleans has passed its own laws to reflect that principle.”

We know that HB 707 is in direct response to the prospect of marriage equality for same-sex couples, yet this bill threatens the very fiber of our state by authorizing discrimination in all aspects of life based solely on an individual’s opinion of marriage. Working in unison with ACLU Louisiana, Human Rights Campaign…

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