During the 2012 General Assembly, KFA will work for you on the ground in Frankfort. We need the support and participation of Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth. If you have thoughts, questions, or ideas regarding fairness in the 2012 General Assembly, please do not hesitate in sharing.
2012 Fairness Rally
On Wednesday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m., the Fairness Coalition will hold their 2012 rally in the Capitol Rotunda. If you have questions, please contact Wes Wright.
Statewide Fairness Bill (House: HB 188 / Senate: SB 69)
Sponsors: Sen. Kathy Stein (primary) and Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (primary), Rep. Tom Burch, Sen. Denise Harper-Angel, Sen. Perry Clark, Rep. Kelly Flood, Rep. Joni Jenkins, Rep. Reginald Meeks, Rep. Darryl Owens, Rep. Ruth Palumbo, Rep. Arnold Simpson, and Rep. Jim Wayne.
Fact Sheet/Talking Points
This bill would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity throughout Kentucky in employment, housing, public accommodations, insurance coverage, and credit. The House bil also includes sexual orientation and gender idenity provisions in the powers of state and local human rights commissions. Right now only residents of Metro Louisville, Lexington/Fayette County, and Covington are protected by city ordinance against discrimination. No one should be fired from a job, denied an apartment, turned away by a restaurant, or refused credit simply because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Currently: Filed in the House on January 3. Assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Filed in the Senate on January 3 and assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Anti-Bullying Enumeration Bill (House: HB 336)
Sponsors: Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (primary) and Rep. Joni Jenkins
This bill would add enumerated categories to Kentucky's anti-bullying legislation. Currently, no catergories are named in the legislation.
Currently: Filed in the House on January 27.
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The Ampersand symbolizes the solidarity we are building through Friends & Family, and suggests the inclusiveness we are working toward. It reflects the idea that no one individual, legislator, organization, or city can carry all the water for equality. Our success lies in our solidarity.