According to Kathleen Benfield of the American Family Association of New Orleans, expanding fair housing protections to LGBT individuals is unnecessary because “you’d be hard-pressed to find a disenfranchised gay” in Louisiana.
On Monday, GNOFHAC partnered with Representative Brossett to introduce HB 804, a bill calling for a ban on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
We were blown away by the outpouring of support: the New Orleans City Council unanimously endorsed the bill, which was also publicly backed by the New Orleans Apartment Association, a Unitarian Universalist minister, and the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.
We were especially moved by the sheer volume of supporters who responded to our emails and contacted their State Reps—outreach around HB804 drew responses from more supporters than our last four action alerts combined. Read More…