Friday, May 24, 2024

Let's Take a look at Louisiana and their new laws

 Louisiana is an odd place. It sells itself in multiple ways, many in opposition to each other.

  1. Home to the southern plantations.
  2. Home to antebellum city mansions.
  3. Home to voo-doo
  4. Home to the Bachinalia of New Orleans.
  5. Home to French Creole culture.

    you can now add this to the state

  6. Home of crazy conservatives

To see what I mean, you must understand the crazy ass laws Louisiana has put in place. Nearly all of these are the exact opposite of their pitch for visitors to New Orleans.

New Laws:
1. Just pass the "Don't Say Gay Bill" wherein teachers from Kindergarten to 12th grade (18 years old) are not allowed to discuss anything referring to homosexuals in school.
- There was an amendment allowing teachers to answer questions that might arise from something they read elsewhere. That amendment failed.

2. They have reclassified mifepristone and misoprostol as "dangerous and controlled" substances. It is now illegal to have these drugs in your possession, to stock them at stores, and for doctors to prescribe them. These are the abortion pills people are using to get around Louisiana's complete and total ->

3. -> Total ban on abortion. However, there is an exception if the fetus is not viable or if the mother's life is in danger (although, like other states, the pregnant woman must be on the verge of death BEFORE life-saving procedures can occur.

On the other hand:

- Louisiana hosts Mardi Gras in New Orleans, a debauched festival (albeit fun)
- Allows outdoor drinking
- Allows women to "Show Us Your Tits" for dollar store beads.

So, mixed messages.


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