A day of agony, anger for Louisiana’s gays and lesbians

The impact and legacy of Bobby Jindal on the state of Louisiana can best be compared to that of the boll weevil following that little devil’s arrival to the South in 1893.

Something Like the Truth

Screen shot from WBRZ-TV of Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, announcing a Screen shot from WBRZ-TV of Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, announcing a “religious freedom” executive order on Tuesday.

By Robert Mann

By now, much of the United States knows that our governor has formally sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians in Louisiana. Bobby Jindal is trying to put Louisiana on the map as nation’s most bigoted state, all under the guise of “religious freedom.”

I’ll let the business executives, tourism officials and others comment on the damage Jindal’s executive order will do to the state’s economy.

Today, however, I’m thinking about the pain that so many Louisiana gays and lesbians are enduring. Their governor, ostensibly on behalf of the people of Louisiana, has issued an executive orderprotecting any business that choses to discriminate against gays and lesbians based on that business owner’s “religious belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of…

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