Gov­er­nor’s LGBT rights or­der thrown out by state judge

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION -

BA­TON ROUGE | An ex­ec­u­tive or­der is­sued by Louisiana’s gov­er­nor aimed at pro­tect­ing the rights of LGBT peo­ple in state gov­ern­ment was thrown out Wed­nes­day by a judge who said the gov­er­nor ex­ceeded his au­thor­ity.

State Dis­trict Judge Todd Her­nan­dez ruled that Demo­cratic Gov. John Bel Ed­wards’ anti-dis­crim­i­na­tion or­der is

un­con­sti­tu­tional be­cause it seeks to cre­ate or ex­pand state law.

The or­der pro­hib­ited dis­crim­i­na­tion in gov­ern­ment and state con­tracts based on sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion and gen­der iden­tity. The de­ci­sion de­liv­ered a sig­nif­i­cant vic­tory to Repub­li­can At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Landry, who filed the law­suit chal­leng­ing the or­der.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.