Last night, the Shreveport, LA city council passed the Shreveport Fairness Ordinance, which bans employment, housing, and public space discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. This makes Shreveport the second city in Louisiana, after New Orleans, to pass an ordinance like this. The state itself has no such protections in place, but maybe something like this happening near the buckle of the Bible Belt can change some minds, if not hearts. For a person who suffers from an intense case of realism, this is fucking beautiful.
Of course, there was one councilperson who voted in opposition, but only after trying to delay the vote and noting that homosexuals are “abominations”.