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Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Kentucky. Same-sex couples and families headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for all of the protections available to opposite-sex married couples. On February 12,a federal judge ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions, but the ruling was put on hold pending review by the Sixth Circuit.
Same-sex marriage in the U. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. The decision, which struck down Kentucky's statutory and constitutional bans on same-sex marriageswas handed down on June 26,and Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway announced almost immediately that the court's order would be implemented.
Its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and to dismantle systemic racism. Today, the Fairness Campaign works in cities all across Kentucky to advance LGBTQ rights and acceptance through legislative advocacy and public education. The Fairness Campaign seeks to dismantle oppression and build an inclusive community where all individuals are valued and empowered to reach their full potential.
House of Representatives approved Friday an expansive gay and transgender rights bill that opponents warn would devastatingly undermine freedom of religion, conscience and speech, as well as protections for women, girls and unborn children. The bill would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the classifications protected in federal civil rights law. Passage in the Republican-majority Senate appears unlikely, however, and the Trump administration has criticized the legislation without promising a veto.
You deserve to be able to be yourself, without having to face verbal or physical violence. You deserve to be able to get an education without having to lie about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender or about having gay friends or family members or about believing in civil rights for gay people. Kentucky Equality Federation acts as a "buffer" between minority communities and the police; we are also campaigning for better resources to address hate crimes.
During the legislative session, Kentucky made some steps forward in protecting its LGBT residents from discrimination. Both would have amended existing civil rights statutes to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This was the first time ever that an LGBT non-discrimination bill was filed in Kentucky with bipartisan support.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Henderson, Kentucky residents passed protections for gay residents, then rejected them. Now, they're coming around full circle. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The ACLU of Kentucky has been an ally from the very beginning of the LGBT rights movement in KY, working towards a society in which all individuals enjoy the basic rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. Our primary focus is to win passage of legislation that extends protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity within the Kentucky Civil Rights statute.