9:30 LRN Newscast August 31

Attorney General Jeff Landry signs a legal brief that has signatures featuring 15 other Republican leaders that asks the US Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court’s ruling that said it’s unlawful for Michigan woman to be fired from a funeral home, because she’s transgender. Solicitor General Liz Murrell says the Louisiana A-G is arguing federal labor laws do not cover transgender individuals, so the courts shouldn’t be re-writing legislation…
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But Louisiana Trans Advocates Board Chair Dylan Waguespack says Landry is sending a message that trans people are not worthy to protect from discrimination.

The Saints concluded the preseason schedule with a 28-0 win last night over the Los Angels Rams. New quarterback Teddy Bridgewater told reporters after the game he doesn’t mind waiting behind Drew Brees for at least one year.

LSU fans taking the pilgrimage to Dallas this weekend for the Miami opener will have more than a few ways to entertain themselves in the Lone Star state. Kevin Barnhart has more.
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In Morgan City this weekend, it’s the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. There will be plenty of shrimp and Festival director Darby Ratcliffe says Frito Lay will be on hand so festival goers can try their latest potato chips…
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