Louisiana asks the Supreme Court to limit LGBT protections
Louisiana is one of 16 states asking the Supreme Court to limit LGBT protections.
A brief filed Friday asks the court to rule that it is legal to fire someone for their sexual orientation or gender identity without violating federal workplace discrimination laws. They argue the ban on sex discrimination in the civil rights act doesn't extend to the LGBT community.
Opponents call the filing a political attack on the humanity of transgender people. They also say the attorney generals who have signed it are acting in a state of ignorance.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards' office says they were not consulted before the attorney general made this decision and they're in the process of reviewing it.
KNOE asked Attorney General Jeff Landry's office for comment on Monday. We were sent this response:
Also joining in the brief are the states of Nebraska, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming, Kentucky, Maine, and Mississippi.