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Baton Rouge council rejects LGBT ‘fairness ordinance’

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
Baton-Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has voted 8-4 vote to reject a proposed local law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Baton Rouge Advocate reports the proposal generated weeks of passionate debate about the legal protections for LGBT people in the capital city.

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Baton Rouge council to consider LGBT-inclusive fairness ordinance

| Monday, June 30, 2014
Baton-Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. — The Baton Rouge Metro Council is again contemplating an anti-discrimination measure supported by the gay community, but it's unclear how the proposal will fare when council members cast their votes.

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La. House Speaker won’t seek repeal of unconstitutional sodomy law

| Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Chuck Kleckley
BATON ROUGE, La. — House Speaker Chuck Kleckley says he won't seek a repeal of an unconstitutional anti-sodomy law from Louisiana's criminal statutes.

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Sodomy, evolution, abortion: Louisiana holds on to unenforceable laws

| Sunday, August 11, 2013
Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's recent use of an unconstitutional law to arrest gay men who weren't doing anything illegal might not have happened if state lawmakers had stripped the statute from the state's law books once it was thrown out.

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Under fire for arresting gay men, sheriff says he will stop enforcing sodomy law

| Monday, July 29, 2013
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Sheriff's Office in East Baton Rouge, La., that arrested at least 12 men since 2011 under a sodomy law invalidated in 2003 by the U.S. Supreme Court, now says it "should have taken a different approach" to concerns about park safety, and will no longer enforce the outdated law.

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Baton Rouge, La., cops arresting gay men for private consensual sex

| Sunday, July 28, 2013
Baton-Rouge-LA
BATON ROUGE, La. -- At least a dozen men since 2011, the most recent on July 18, have been arrested in East Baton Rouge, La., under the state's unenforceable "crimes against nature" anti-sodomy law.

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