The new governor of Louisiana plans to rescind an executive order issued by former Gov. Bobby Jindal that provided religious liberty protections to objectors of same-sex “marriage.” Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat and Roman Catholic, plans to make the move in the “near future,” according to his press secretary, and write his own order in its place.
“Governor Edwards will issue the executive order, but it is in the drafting stage,” Shauna Sanford, told Deadline. “As far as Jindal’s religious liberty order, the governor intends to rescind it in the near future.” Jindal, also a Roman Catholic, had issued the order last May after legislators failed to pass a religious freedom bill, the “Marriage and Conscience Act,” which was struck down in a House committee 10-2. READ MORE