A measure that would repeal the Shreveport City Council's "Be Fair Shreveport" ordinance drew a lot of emotional comments during a work session on this Friday, December 20. The recently-adopted ordinance bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
As in the original debate back on December 10th, those for and against the anti-discrimination measure stood their ground. That included speaker Mark Medicus who told council members, "We need to consider the power of who this God is and look and review at this.
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Officers with the Shreveport Police Department's Youth Services unit are looking for a 13-year-old Shreveport boy who didn't come home from school on Tuesday.
Police say D'Adre Webb was last seen by his mother on Tuesday, December 17 as he headed from his home in the 6700 block of Central Street to Woodlawn High School around 7:30 a.m.
He was wearing a red short sleeve shirt, khaki pants, red converse shoes, a gray/orange Jordan hoodie, and a gray and green Jordan winter hat.
Police say Webb did not return home because he had gotten into trouble at school. He is described as being 5'2", 110 lbs.
If located, contact SPD Det. Hornsby at 673-7025 or 673-7020.
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A local leader of the LGBT community in Shreveport supports the A&E Network's suspension of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson after comments about same-sex relationships in a recent GQ Magazine interview.
The President of P.A.C.E., which stands for "People Acting for Change and Equality" is David Hylan. Hylan had plenty to say about the Duck Dynasty controversy, along with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's support of Phil Robertson and the Robertson family.
First off, Hylan said any Christian who says homosexuality is a sin is committing hate speech because they use that as a basis to try to limit his access to equality and equal rights.
One week after the Shreveport City Council approved the "Be Fair Shreveport" ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the lone dissenting vote on the council is trying to repeal it.
Shortly before the council voted 6-to-1 in favor of the ordinance back on December 10th, Councilman Ron Webb said, "the bible tells you homosexuals is an abomination." Webb added that he does not socialize with homosexuals and that the ordinance is a bad piece of legislation.
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