State Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto of Anti-Transgender Legislation; House Will Hear Bill Wednesday Afternoon

July 21, 2021

In an unprecedented veto override session, the Louisiana State Senate voted Tuesday to override Governor John Bel Edwards’ veto of Senate Bill 156 which bans transgender athletes from competing on school sports teams with their identified gender. The bill was authored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, who defended the legislation and said she was speaking […]


The Four Anti-Trans Bills Filed by the Louisiana Legislature This Session Will Not Become Law

June 23, 2021

On Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed SB 156, by Senator Beth Mizell, which would have barred transgender girls and women from joining sports teams that match their gender identity. Edwards called the proposal discrimination and a “solution in search of a problem that does not exist in Louisiana.”  Beth Mizell, who sponsored the legislation, […]


Louisiana Voters Support Marijuana Legalization and Are Split on Mandatory Vaccines for College Students

April 30, 2021

A majority of Louisiana’s voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll by Dr. Edward E. Chervenak and Dr. Anthony Licciardi on a behalf of the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. Respondents were also asked if they thought college students should be required to receive a Covid-19 vaccination before returning […]


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