Many Louisiana residents are aware of the Employment Non-discrimination Act that was passed by the U.S. Senate last year. This is expected to be a historic legislation that would help prevent workplace discrimination. However, six groups that have been fighting for the rights of homosexuals have withdrawn support to ENDA on the grounds that not all employers would have to abide by ENDA laws. They may object to homosexuality on religious grounds, and these employers cannot be booked for workplace discrimination.
The groups are guided by the American Civil Liberties Union, a civil rights group. The move has brought in a sharp wedge between gay rights organizations. Recently, the Supreme Court has ruled that certain organizations may be exempt from providing insurance coverage that includes contraceptives to workers. The gay rights groups are against this form of workplace discrimination.