Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.

Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.

Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.

An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.

It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived. 

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