June 14th – SCAN Victory in the Louisiana Senate!!

2011 05 24 12.55.49 June 14th – SCAN Victory in the Louisiana Senate!!

Deon Haywood, WWAV's Executive Director, with Bill Quigley of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Davida Finger of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Today, the Louisiana Senate voted UNANIMOUSLY in support of our bill to remove Solicitation of a Crime Against Nature (SCAN) from the sex offender registry and make the penalties the same as prostitution.

Next stop is the governor’s office!  We will be leaning on all of our local and national allies to ensure that Governor Jindal follows the House and Senate’s lead in signing this important step towards healing and justice for the women of Louisiana into law.

For more information on the bill, please see this article in the Times-Picayune: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/05/those_convicted_of_soliciting.html

For more information on SCAN, please check out our policy brief at: http://wwav-no.org/a-modern-day-scarlet-letter-%E2%80%93-crime-against-nature-factsheet

Stay tuned for information on how you can lend your support.  For now, please help us spread the word.  This is an incredible day for the women of Louisiana and all who are joined in our collective struggles for reproductive and transformative justice!

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