Lawmakers pass proposals on gender identity, preferred pronouns in La. schools
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana lawmakers discussed several education-related proposals on Wednesday, April 26, as part of the ongoing 2023 Regular Legislative Session.
Something we’ve been keeping our eyes on is a bill at the Louisiana State Capitol to prohibit discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom. HB 466 by Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haughton, got the votes it needed to move on to a larger debate with the full House.
Another bill we’re keeping tabs on would prohibit teachers from using a student’s preferred pronouns or name that differs from their birth certificate. HB 81 by Rep. Raymond Crews, R-Bossier City, passed as well.
Louisiana leaders released a new app for smartphones ahead of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session. The goal was to make understanding the legislative process a little easier for the average person.
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