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Louisiana Governor Signs LGBT Discrimination Executive Order in Public Employment and ServicesEntry

On April 13, 2016, Louisiana’s new governor, John Bel Edwards, signed an executive order protecting state employees and employees of state contractors from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or age. The order also prohibits state agencies from discriminating on these bases in the provision of services, but it does recognize an exemption for churches and religious organizations.