BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In a 4 to 3 decision Friday, the Louisiana Supreme Court sided with Attorney General Jeff Landry, saying the governor does not have the authority to create law.
On Friday, March 23, the court denied Governor John Bel Edwards' writ and upheld a decision from the First Circuit Court of Appeals. The executive order aimed to prevent discrimination against Louisiana citizens based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or age.
Landry released the following statement in response to the court's ruling:
Governor Edwards also released a statement regarding the decision. The statement reads: