The Louisiana Family Forum started the petition (which you can get to HERE) in order to request that Edwards amend his own executive order that already allows for public school bathroom choice based on perceived gender identity.
1. Governor John Bel Edwards to amend his executive order to make it clear that it in no way affords an individual the right to use a restroom or locker room other than by biological sex OR to rescind his executive order.
2. Attorney General Jeff Landry to use every means possible to protect our state from this incredible federal overreach. We also call on Attorney General Landry to consider the constitutionality of Governor Edwards’ Executive Order and to issue an official AG opinion on this issue.
The petition notes “President Obama considers sexual orientation and gender identity the same as sex in enforcement of civil rights protections.”
“The Obama administration is now enforcing those mandates onto the public schools in our state. Governor Edwards’ executive order arguably introduces the same action in public employment and includes private employers contracting with the state.”
The petition now has 11,720 signatures (and counting) from Louisiana residents.