Conversion Therapy is currently legal. In addition, Louisiana passed legislation that banned gay marriage and civil unions from being recognized by the state, regardless of where they were performed. Jan 1, —Sep 22, Inthe United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down the part of the statute that criminalized adult consensual anal and oral sex. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it.
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Same-sex marriage in Louisiana
National organizations have scrutinized Louisiana for its current policies, including the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Indexwhich rates cities throughout the United States on a point scale for pro-LGBT equality efforts and policies -- the higher the score, the more LGBT-friendly the area is. There were no laws against same-sex sexual acts in Louisiana untilwhen Louisiana enacted its first Penal Code after annexation by the United States. In fact, the laws are clearly discriminatory in Louisiana. Retrieved June 26, Right now, there is no federal law protecting workers on the basis of sexuality or gender identity. The Senate passed the bill later that month in a vote, and it was signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards on May The ability for same-sex couples to legally adopt a child.
Sexual orientation and gender identity with anti—employment discrimination ordinance. Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. They were previously criminalized under the state's sodomy lawwhich applied to both homosexuals and heterosexuals. American Values Atlas John Bel Edwards, the lone Democratic governor in the Southeast, issued one last year that would have protected state workers on the basis of sexuality and gender identity.