New Orleans mayor needles Jindal on religious objection bill
BATON ROUGE - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu needled Gov. Bobby Jindal for recently calling opponents of a contentious religious objection bill part of the "radical left."
Following a Monday speech in Baton Rouge, the Democratic mayor said Jindal didn't accurately describe corporations that oppose religious objection laws on grounds they could sanction discrimination against same-sex couples.
Landrieu said: "I would venture to say that neither IBM, Walmart or GE are part of the 'radical left.'"
Religious objections laws have stirred heated debate across the nation. Proponents say they protect people with religious or moral objections to same-sex marriage. Critics say the laws will lead to discrimination.
Jindal, who is pushing the Louisiana bill, wrote a New York Times opinion piece criticizing corporations who "recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials."