LSBA Adopts Resolution Condemning Discrimination Based on LGBT Status

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In June 2016, the Louisiana State Bar Association (“LSBA”) House of Delegates and Board of Governors adopted a resolution noting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people have a “human right to be free from discrimination, threats, violence and denigration based on their LGBT status.” See Resolution 5 by Don Paul Landry (approved Jun. 9, 2016 by House of Delegates; approved Jun. 10, 2016 by Bd. of Governors). As a result, the LSBA urged “the repeal of all constitutional amendments, laws, regulations and rules or practices that denigrate or discriminate against LGBT individuals,” and further urged “the adoption of laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations for LGBT persons.”1

The ABA House of Delegates adopted a similar resolution in August 2014.

  1. In a similar resolution, the LSBA supported “legislation that would prohibit discrimination in pay based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.” See Resolution No. 3 by LSBA Legislation Committee (approved Jun. 9, 2016 by House of Delegates; approved Jun. 10, 2016 by Bd. of Governors).