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This Is What Kentucky’s Anti-LGBT Pro-Discrimination Plan Looks Like Think Progress  •  March 16, 2016 Kentucky is the latest state advancing legislation specifically designed to enable discrimination against the LGBT community. On Tuesday, the state Senate voted 22-16 to advance S.B. 180, which creates “protected rights” and “protected activities” — in short, nobody has to serve anybody
Kentucky Senate approves ‘religious freedom’ bill letting businesses reject gay customers Raw Story  •  March 15, 2016 The Kentucky state Senate narrowly approved a bill on Tuesday allowing business owners to reject LGBT clients because of their religious beliefs, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The measure, Senate Bill 180, passed on a 22-16 vote. State Sen. Albert Robinson (R), who sponsored the bill,
New LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill Filed in Kentucky with Bipartisan Support Freedom For All Americans  •  February 16, 2016 This week, lawmakers in Kentucky introduced new legislation seeking to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Kentucky from discrimination – and for the first time, according to Kentucky’s statewide LGBT organization the Fairness Campaign, the legislation has bipartisan supp
Kentucky governor files executive orders for revised marriage licenses and more The Lane Report  •  December 22, 2015 Frankfort, Ky. – Governor Matt Bevin has issued five executive orders pertaining to marriage licenses, minimum wage, hiring practices within the state government, the restoration of rights to felons and an established state board. According to a press release, the following Executive Order is b
Kentucky Businesses Band Together to Fight for Statewide Fairness Law Louisville Business First  •  November 19, 2015 A coalition of Kentucky businesses, ranging from some of the state’s biggest employers to small companies, are working together in the hopes of getting a statewide fairness law passed. The law would update Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act to add protections for LGBT Kentuckians against discri
Federal Court to Kim Davis: File Your Kentucky Religious Exemption Claim in Kentucky State Court Washington Post  •  September 16, 2015 Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit — which is in charge of appeals from federal courts in Kentucky (among other states) — refused to issue a preliminary injunction in favor of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who doesn’t want her name or office listed on Rowan County mar
New Poll: Kim Davis May Have Seriously Damaged the Cause of Anti-Gay “Religious Liberty” Outward  •  September 15, 2015 Shortly after the Supreme Court brought marriage equality to every state, the AP released a troubling poll: 49 percent of respondents believed local officials with religious objections should be exempt from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, while just 47 percent thought they should b
Kim Davis Released, But Judge Bars Her From Withholding Marriage Licenses CNN News  •  September 8, 2015 Davis, who said issuing the licenses would violate her conscience and go against her religion, plans to return to work in Rowan County, Kentucky, this week and won’t resign from her post, attorney Mat Staver said. Asked by a reporter whether her stay in jail was worth it, Davis smiled and nodd
Clerk Rejects Proposal to Let Deputies Issue Marriage Licenses New York Times  •  September 3, 2015 ASHLAND, Ky. — A defiant county clerk rejected a proposal that would have allowed her deputies to grant same-sex marriage licenses, hours after she was sent to jail by a federal judge for disobeying a court order. Through her lawyer, the clerk, Kim Davis of Rowan County, said she would not agr
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Kim Davis’ Case; Kentucky Clerk Must Issue Marriage Licenses WKYT  •  September 1, 2015 ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ request for a stay in a judge’s ruling, which orders her to issue marriage licenses. Davis will have to choose whether to issue marriage licenses Tuesday, defying her Christian conviction, o