Why did the Summit of Cajuns make no mention of the gay issue?

By JOSH KARLOBICI, Associated PressThe summit of the southern Cajun state of Louisiana is set to convene Wednesday to discuss gay issues.

But the issue is conspicuously absent from the agenda.

Louisiana Gov.

Bobby Jindal announced Monday that the state would not have an official summit on gay issues, a move that the Associated Press said is likely because the state’s Republican Party did not want to “trigger the wrath of gay activists” by declining to hold the event.

The event has sparked outrage from religious conservatives, who say the event will allow gay rights activists to rally support for anti-gay legislation.

They have also raised questions about whether the event is a reflection of the state GOP’s political philosophy.

Louisana’s Republican governor is a staunch supporter of marriage equality and said he wants to host an event to help promote that cause.

But Jindal’s office told the AP the governor is not planning to speak at the summit.

In Louisiana, there is no legal protection for gay people, and the state Constitution protects those rights, but there are some protections against discrimination.

Louisianans can marry each other, get married, have civil unions and legally adopt children.

A civil union is legal for married couples.

But it is not required for gay couples.

A civil union requires a court order, usually a decree from a judge, that states that a person who is legally married to someone else cannot marry the other person.

The state has no such court order.

The summit will be led by state Rep. Bill LaBarge, who is also gay and the author of the anti-discrimination law known as the Louisiana Civil Rights Act, which is on hold as Jindal’s administration decides whether to take action.

He said in a statement that he would attend the summit and had no further comment.

LaBarge was the only Republican on the Louisiana House committee that crafted the bill.

The Republican-controlled state Senate is expected to approve the legislation.

A representative for the summit’s sponsor, Sen. Patrick O’Brien, R-Pomfret, said the group will focus on the issue of discrimination.

The event will include representatives from the state Republican Party, LaBange said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.