Fairness Director Praises Obama Endorsing Gay Marriage

The Louisville Fairness Campaign is praising President Obama for coming out in support of gay marriage on Wednesday in an interview with ABC News. The president said after personally wrestling with the issue and it was important he affirm that he supports gay couples being legally recognized under marriage laws. Earlier this week, Vice President […]

Kentucky Won’t Recognize New York Same-Sex Marriages

Same-sex marriage is now legal in New York, and couples from across the country have made plans to travel to the state for what are commonly called “destination weddings.” But those weddings will not be recognized by many other states, including Kentucky, which has a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. But Fairness Campaign director Chris […]

CEO Says Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Indiana Would Be “Detrimental” to Business

Citing concerns that it would hurt employee recruitment, Eli Lilly appealed to state lawmakers not to pass the constitutional amendment during this year’s legislative session. CEO John Lechleiter says he can’t say whether the state’s current same-sex marriage ban has deterred anyone from applying to work at the Indianapolis-based company, but he thinks the amendment definitely would.

Fairness Campaign Director Says Advocacy Should Continue in Cities and States, Despite Federal Advances

Despite any progress on the federal level, Hartman says advocates should continue to support fairness laws on the city and state levels. The Fairness Campaign supports a repeal of Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign is also working with city lawmakers in Berea and Richmond to pass fairness ordinances akin to Louisville’s.

Indiana Equality Considering Options to Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban

“We have to survey our members and see what they want to do and plot our strategy politically,” says Rick Sutton. “But it could include individual action against individual members and it must include a public education campaign. We have to do that.”