Louisiana Advances Bill Banning Sexual Orientation Talk In K-12th Grade Classrooms

  • Louisiana lawmakers have advanced two bills set to ban discussion of gender identity and orientation in its kindergarten through high school public school classrooms.
  • House Bill 81, which was introduced by State Rep. Raymond Crews, would require school employees to use students’ names and pronouns as given on their birth certificates. Additionally, House Bill 466, introduced by State Rep. Dodie Horton, would restrict discussing gender identity in public schools.
  • The bills passed Louisiana’s House Education Committee, which is controlled by a Republican majority, by a vote of 7-5 on Wednesday.