By Samuel Carter Karlin
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Senate voted 8-25 to reject a bill that would have protected LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace after passionate testimony in support of the bill. None of those opposed spoke or asked questions.
Sen. Troy Carter, D-New Orleans, brought SB436 as a matter of “fairness,” insisting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals) should receive the same protections as those in the class of “race, religion and creed.”