House Panel Could Hold Hearing on Fairness Law

The House Judiciary Committee has posted a bill that would create a statewide fairness law to its schedule, which means the anti-discrimination legislation may receive its first ever hearing in the General Assembly as early as next week. Gay rights advocates have been lobbying state lawmakers for over a decade to bar discrimination in employment, […]

Fairness Leaders Back Anti-Bullying Bill

Gay rights leaders from across Kentucky are supporting a bill that would strengthen the state’s current anti-bullying laws. The legislation was introduced by state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, and would create or improve protections against discrimination based upon students’ race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or learning disabilities. State lawmakers passed a broad anti-bullying […]

CNN Highlights Kentucky Lawmaker’s Opposition to Bullying Bill

Profiling a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after years of alleged anti-gay taunts at school, CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered opposition to bullying legislation in Kentucky by highlighting state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, who believes homosexuality is a sin. Earlier this year, state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, introduced a bill that would prohibit bullying because […]