Jindal Won’t Renew Discrimination Law


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will let a piece of gay inclusive legislation die this week:

An anti-discrimination order put in place by former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco four years ago won’t be renewed by Gov. Bobby Jindal when it expires Friday.

The order – enacted by Blanco on Dec. 6, 2004 – bars state agencies and contractors from various sorts of harassment and discrimination by race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation or disabilities.

Jindal said Wednesday that discrimination is prohibited under state and federal laws and he doesn’t want to create more special categories by executive order. He also said he worried it could cause problems with faith-based organizations’ ability to contract with the state…

Good thing Jindal swore last weekend that he would not run as John McCain’s vice-president, as many have suggested.