Content Filed Under: Kentucky

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Bluegrass State.


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Republican and Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson Calls on Conservatives to Support LGBTQ Protections

May 2, 2019, 3:07 pm Trey Grayson, the former Secretary of State for Kentucky and a proud Republican based in Northern Kentucky, is a strong supporter of LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections. His support for LGBTQ protections draws on his faith, his commitment to family, and his belief in the core values of the Republican Party. 
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Protections in Kentucky, a Win for a Trans Student, and Another Blow to the Proposed Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 4:03 pm The important stories for the first full week of August, 2018.
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Kentucky City of Maysville Becomes 10th in State to Pass Nondiscrimination Measure

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 2:43 pm Maysville City Council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance.
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Groundbreaking Victory in the 6th Circuit Against Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • March 7, 2018, 1:27 pm The panel ruled that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) does not grant employers an exemption from Title VII, which prohibits discrimination based on sex.
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Local Steps Forward: City Ordinances, Council Leadership, and Moves to Protect Transgender Students

By Shane Stahl • January 10, 2018, 11:54 am A series of events at the local level nationwide concerning non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
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Kentucky Attorney Advocates For Change In The Courtroom

November 7, 2017, 11:23 am Seeing the Kim Davis kerfuffle in her own state came almost as a personal affront to Shannon. After all, her case was one of the cases considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell, and her work paved the way for the historic decision.
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South Carolina Governor: No Need for Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions Law

By Adam Polaski • August 2, 2017, 1:41 pm Governor McMaster is the latest Republican in a long line of Republican Governors to condemn bills that restrict transgender people from using the restroom.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Kentucky Credit Union That Discriminated Against Lesbian Woman

By Adam Polaski • May 12, 2017, 12:17 pm Today, May 12, Fauver Law Office in Louisville, Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Park Community Credit Union on behalf of a woman who last year was harassed and fired from her job because of her sexual orientation.
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Transgender Man in Kentucky Stands Up Against Employment Discrimination for His Family

April 24, 2017, 3:56 pm The harassment and discrimination lasted for more than two years – until the end of June 2016, when Mykel was fired, stemming from the negative treatment he had endured at work.
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Kentucky Governor Signs Religious Refusals Bill into Law, Targeting LGBT Students

By Adam Polaski • March 22, 2017, 3:49 pm On Monday, Kentucky's Republican Governor Matt Bevin signed into law Senate Bill 17, a bill that purports to protect the religious freedom of students but in fact carves out a dangerous license to discriminate against LGBT students in schools.
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Catholics Call for Greater LGBT Inclusion Within the Church

October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm This year Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working with Believe Out Loud. As part of our partnership, we have compiled this round-up below of nearly a dozen Catholics from across the country calling for greater inclusion of LGBT people in the Church.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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PHOTOS: LGBT Catholics and Supporters Call for Greater Inclusion in Notre Dame Event

By Adam Polaski • October 3, 2016, 10:00 am Much of the event specifically centered on the need to end discrimination against LGBT people in every sphere of life, including how the Catholic Church should be a leader in this work.
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Following Leadership in Marriage Ruling, Kentucky Couple Supports LGBT Catholics With Pilgrimage

September 26, 2016, 1:34 pm My husband Michael De Leon and I are both “cradle Catholics” – we were born into traditional Catholic families and ere raised and have remained active in the faith for all of our lives.
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Kentucky Same-Sex Couple’s Negative Ring-Shopping Experience Underlines Reality of LGBT Discrimination

August 5, 2016, 1:21 pm For Eric Ebling, the experience of engagement-ring shopping was one marked by rejection, stained by an uncomfortable encounter with a store clerk who refused to serve him as soon as she learned that he would be proposing to the man he had been in love with for years — and not a woman.