Baton Rouge Votes Down LGBT Rights Ordinance 8-4

Written by scott on August 14th, 2014

Louisiana mapAnother city has voted down an LGBT rights ordinance, to the probable delight of Tony Perkins.

WAFB reports:

The EBR Metro Council has voted against the controversial fairness ordinance by a vote of 8 to 4. Councilmembers John Delgado, Donna Collins-Lewis, Chandler Loupe, and C. Denise Marcelle all voted in favor of the ordinance. The ordinance would have made it illegal to discriminate against veterans, seniors and members of the gay, lesbian and transgender communities in Baton Rouge when it comes to employment, housing and public accommodations. The vote comes after public comments and opinions from both sides were shared at its July 22 meeting for more than three hours, but the council couldn’t vote due to time limits.

Once again, a reminder. It has nothing to do with concern over the word “marriage”. The opposition doesn’t think the LGBT community should have any rights.

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