18th April 2015
IBM urges Louisiana to scrap anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill 5
4:35 PM — Software giant IBM has expressed its disappointment at Louisiana House Bill 707, which aims to protect "religious freedom".
16th April 2015
Louisiana Governor wants tougher ‘Religious Freedom’ bill 18
3:22 PM — Governor Bobby Jindal wants to push ahead with a bill specifying discrimination for same-sex marriage.
14th April 2015
Trans man fired for ‘non compliant’ gender 9
10:03 AM — Tristan Broussard is suing his former employer after he was told he needed to sign an agreement to act and dress as female while at work.
7th April 2015
Lesbian student WILL be allowed to wear tuxedo to prom after online pressure 5
6:43 PM — A school in Louisiana has decided not to ban a lesbian student from wearing a tuxedo to prom, after her story circulated online.
12th January 2015
US: Supreme Court rejects Louisiana same-sex marriage case 5
3:07 PM — The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against a same-sex marriage ruling in Louisiana.
4th December 2014
US: Louisiana asks US Supreme Court to rule in same-sex marriage
5:03 PM — In an unusual move, the US state of Louisiana has asked the Supreme Court to hear arguments around a same-sex marriage lawsuit, before a federal appeals court has ruled.
28th September 2014
US: Louisiana church evicts Alcoholics Anonymous group, blames gay marriage 10
5:22 PM — A Louisiana church has blamed same-sex marriage for its decision to kick out an AA group.
US: Anti-gay Duck Dynasty star backs nephew in run for Congress 3
2:49 PM — Homophobic Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has voices support for his nephew, who is running for Congress.
4th September 2014
Gay marriage supporters to appeal ruling upholding Louisiana ban 1
9:33 AM — Advocates of same-sex marriage are planning to appeal against a ruling which upheld the US state of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage.
3rd September 2014
US: Louisiana judge upholds ban on same-sex marriage 22
6:59 PM — A federal judge in Louisiana has dismissed a court challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban.
14th August 2014
US: Baton Rouge council votes down anti-discrimination ordinance 5
10:10 PM — A Baton Rouge Metro Council has reject a proposed law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
24th July 2014
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
3rd July 2014
US: Louisiana treasurer says ‘sex changes’ are unaffordable under social health care 2
6:06 PM — Citing an announcement in May by President Obama that gender reassignment surgery would be covered by social health care scheme Medicaid, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has called for the scheme to be "fixed".
8th June 2014
US: Trans woman kidnapped, used as sex slave by Louisiana trio 6
6:44 PM — A trans woman has escaped from captivity, after being kidnapped and enslaved by a trio in Louisiana.
19th May 2014
US radio host: Sensitivity training for homophobic comments is like ‘communist re-education camps’ 9
6:41 PM — A US Christian radio host has said he thinks sensitivity training for NFL players who make homophobic remarks is like sending people to "communist re-education camps".
22nd April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is ‘state-endorsed homophobia’
10:23 PM — The LGBT director of Human Rights Watch has said the decision by the Louisiana House to keep a sodomy law is 'state-endorsed homophobia'.
US: Louisiana anti-discrimination bill shelved for legislative session
7:05 PM — Efforts to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been shelved for this legislative session.
20th April 2014
Rachel Maddow: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is like chicken running round with its head cut off 1
1:30 PM — News anchor Rachel Maddow has ridiculed Louisiana's state legislature for voting to keep an unconstitutional sodomy law.
16th April 2014
US: Louisiana House votes to keep unconstitutional sodomy law 5
7:14 PM — The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to keep a sodomy law in the state's penal code.
12th April 2014
US: Louisiana committee votes 9-6 to remove sodomy law from penal code 5
7:04 PM — A House of Representatives committee in Louisiana has finally voted to remove a sodomy law from the state's penal code, eleven years after it was declared unconstitutional.