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Gov Bobby Jindal Signs Religious Liberty/Right To Discriminate Executive Order Into Law In Louisiana – #BoycottLouisiana

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Only two hours after Louisiana’s state legislature squashed a law that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to accomplish its intent.

“What we are seeing today in America is an all-out assault on religious liberty,” said Jindal, who called the executive order the “next best thing” to signing the bill.

HB 707, which would have blocked the government from penalizing companies and individuals because of the owner’s stance on same-sex marriage, was overwhelmingly defeated in the state house’s Civil Law and Procedure over fears that it legalized discrimination against LGBT people.

A joint statement from Equality Louisiana, an LGBT rights group, and Louisiana Progress Action, says the executive order will hurt the state’s economy. The statement also attributed the move to the governor’s presidential aspirations.

“It is shameful that Gov. Jindal has decided that abusing his executive power to accomplish the goals of House Bill 707, even after it was tabled indefinitely by our legislature today, is worth more effort than fixing our disastrous state budget. In his time in Iowa, he may have forgotten what everyday Louisianians value, but the testimony today against HB 707 should have reminded him. Discrimination is not a Louisiana value.

Louisiana tourism which generates over $807 million – state tax revenues generated by travel and tourism activities alone fears the loss of billions from an upcoming boycott of the state from the LGBT Community and its allies.

Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk issued the following statement about the executive order:

“Gov. Jindal’s stunt today once again underlines his disregard for Louisiana families, his disdain for the state legislature and his apparent contempt for the state’s tourism industry — the only segment of our economy his failed policies haven’t crippled. Louisiana taxpayers and businesses are once again being forced to foot the bill for Jindal’s vanity. It’s foolishness our families cannot afford.”

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Bobby Jindal Vows To Issue “Religious Liberty” Executive Order After State House Committee Kills Bill HB#707

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This afternoon the Louisiana House Committee sent HB#707, the states own version of an anti-gay “Religious Liberty” bill back to the calendar bn over-whelming vote of 10 – 2  effectively killing any chance of passage for this season.

After the defeat Tony Perkins best butt buddy Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal vowed to issue a Religious Liberty Executive Order to make up for the hate bills death.

“We are disappointed by the committee’s action to return the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act to the calendar. We will be issuing an Executive Order shortly that will accomplish the intent of HB 707 to prevent the state from discriminating against persons or entities with deeply held religious beliefs that marriage is between one man and one woman. This Executive Order will prohibit the state from denying or revoking a tax exemption, tax deduction, contract, cooperative agreement, loan, professional license, certification, accreditation, or employment on the basis the person acts in accordance with a religious belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.

In the past Jindal has said about President Obama issuing an executive order on immigration:

“If the President wants to make the case that the law should be changed, he should go make the case to Congress and our people. This is an arrogant, cynical political move by the President, and it’s why so many Americans no longer trust this President to solve the problems we face.”

If Jindal has the nerve and stupidity to issue the executive order, we should all push for a public backlash against the state by boycotting it and its products.

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