BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted down a controversial fairness ordinance 8-4 Wednesday night after multiple meetings with impassioned pleas from both sides of the debate.
The ordinance would have banned discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people.
Security had been increased at City Hall since Council... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council could vote on an issue dealing with equal opportunity at their meeting this afternoon.
A lot of items are on the council agenda, but one of the most controversial is the Fairness Ordinance that focuses on protecting sexual orientation, like race, when it... more »
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is taking on a controversial civil rights topic this week with a proposal to ban discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, among other things.
Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said in order to continue the progress made... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Council will once again discuss a Fairness Ordinance next week.
There is currently no federal, state or local laws preventing someone from being denied employment or housing because of their perceived sexual orientation.
"It's long overdue in Baton Rouge," Elizabeth Querbes... more »
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says allowing women to serve in combat marks another step toward the country's founding ideals of fairness and equality. Obama says in a written statement he expressed strong support for the decision to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who lifted the combat ban Thursday. Obama says... more »
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has heard arguments from Jerry Sandusky's attorneys about the fairness of his trial but did not issue a ruling. The proceeding Thursday in central Pennsylvania related to Sandusky's claim that his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare for his molestation trial. Sandusky's post-sentencing motions... more »