Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Louisiana's governor promises to resurrect failed 'religious freedom' bill

By Trudy Ring

LOUISIANA---Louisiana’s antigay “religious freedom” bill has died in a state House committee, but Gov. Bobby Jindal says he’ll issue an executive order to accomplish the bill’s goals. The bill would have prevented the state from penalizing a business because the operator expressed religious or moral objections to same-sex marriage — for instance, in refusing to provide goods or services for a same-sex wedding. Shortly after the vote, Jindal issued a statement saying he’ll make the bill’s provisions law via executive order, the paper reports. [link]