A Baton Rouge judge has thrown out Gov. John Bel Edwards' executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in state government, declaring it unlawful.Maybe we can charge it all back to Landry's campaign fund when he runs for Governor.
"The effect of [the executive order's] adoption and implementation, creates new and/or expands upon existing Louisiana law as opposed to directing the faithful execution of the existing law of this state," wrote Judge Todd Hernandez in his ruling Wednesday (Dec. 14).
The ruling also has larger implications for the balance of power between the governor and attorney general moving forward in Louisiana. The judge's decision is expected to be appealed to a higher court almost immediately.
Both Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry had sued each other this fall over the governor's protections for LGBT state workers and contractors. The attorney general had asked the court to throw out all the LGBT protections, though he then narrowed his request to target mostly the transgender protections last week.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Governor Landry's crusade against teh gays
Did anyone ask John Kennedy if this litigation was a good use of the state's time and money? Seems like we could buy a lot of art for the cost of Landry's pursuit of making people miserable.