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Forum for Equality

Forum for Equality
The Forum for Equality logo
U.S. State of Louisiana
Formation 1989
Area served
Key people
SarahJane Brady, executive director
Mission The Forum For Equality is a statewide civil rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government.
Website .orgforumforequality

Forum for Equality is a Equality Federation.[1][2]


  • Legal work 1
  • Political work 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Legal work

In 2004, Forum for Equality filed a lawsuit,

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In 2009, The Forum met with Louisiana's state Council on Marriage and the Family, a body appointed by conservative Republican Governor Jindal. The video presentation was intended to make the case for easing legal restrictions that bar LGBT families from adopting children in Louisiana.[16] The final decision was to maintain the status quo, which the Forum considered to be a compromise. In effect, single LGBT people can adopt in Louisiana, however, couples cannot.[17]

In 2008, the group attempted to convince Governor Bobby Jindal not to allow an Executive Order signed by former Governor Kathleen Blanco that protected LGBT employees from discrimination in Louisiana to lapse. However, the Governor stated that he did not feel renewal of the Executive Order was necessary.[15]

Political work

[14] The state supported that request on December 2.[13] under the name [8]Robicheaux v. George On March 18, Judge Feldman consolidated the cases with another case filed in January 2014 challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, [7] Forum For Equality filed a lawsuit on behalf of four couples on February 12, 2014, seeking recognition of same-sex marriages established in other jurisdictions.

[6] ultimately rejected the suit, claiming the voters in Louisiana had expressed their polls through the ballot box, and suggested that gay and lesbian couples should seek co-ownership of property, ignoring the other legal rights denied to gay and lesbian couples.Louisiana Supreme Court the [5] After lower state courts ruled against the amendment,[4][3]

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