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Edwards to file lawsuit against Louisiana AG

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that he’ll file a lawsuit over Attorney General Jeff Landry’s “refusal to approve state contracts that protect gays and lesbians from workplace discrimination,” according to The Advocate.

Earlier this year, Edwards issued an executive order banning firms that contract with the state from sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination, The Advocate reports. But Landry says that language is outside state law.

“When we had that talk he basically told me that if I wanted him to approve those contracts, I would have to sue him,” Edwards said, according to The Advocate. “I am going to oblige him on that.”

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