In Louisiana Department of Justice v. Edwards, (LA App, Nov. 1, 2017), a Louisiana state appeals court held that Louisiana Governor John Edwards exceeded his authority when he issued an Executive Order that extended non-discrimination provisions for state contracts and state employment to include sexual orientation and gender identity.  the court said in part:[T]he Governor’s Executive Order constituted an unconstitutional interference with the authority vested solely in the legislative branch of our state government by expanding the protections that currently exist in anti-discrimination laws rather than directing the faithful execution of the existing anti-discrimination laws of this state.The Times-Picayune reports on the decision.



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