Gov. Jindal issues religious freedom executive order

by United Press International  |  published on May 20, 2015


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday said he will issue an executive order enforcing the intent of a dead bill that would provide protection to people opposing same-sex marriage on religious grounds.

Jindal’s order came Tuesday evening just hours after the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee effectively killed the religious freedom bill.

“We are disappointed by the committee’s action to return the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act to the calendar,” Jindal said in a statement. “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.”

  • podunk1

    Bobby, a simple thank you for your patriotism of defending the Constitution as required by all public officials. One may ask why honor doing what’s paid for by salary and begged to be so bound by the public servant. It is a time when insurrection and rebellion by oath bound betrayers within have this country by the throat, strangling the life out of it while using the powers of those to mock, defile, and loot everything about it, and destroy anyone who will support the Constitution!

    • I Seigel

      The governor is dealing here with a much more important issue, affecting a lot more people, than pulling his state back from the brink of bankruptcy, soaring unemployment, a mess of an education system, and huge problem areas of pollution. You go, Bobby! It’s really really important that the caterer or photographer isn’t “forced” to work at a gay wedding. I’m sure that issue comes up hundreds of times a day in a state like Louisiana.

      • podunk1

        We must never let another election be corrupted. One vote for one citizen & JAIL THE REST!

        • I Seigel

          Yes! And let’s make sure every citizen has every opportunity to exercise his/her right to vote! Let’s not let another election be corrupted!

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