LOUISIANA: Bobby Jindal Vows To Issue Executive Order On “Religious Liberty” Bill Just Killed by State House Committee

“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.” – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, in a press release issued after a state House committee failed to advance HB 707.