During the 2011 General Assembly, KFA has again contracted the services of Wes Wright to lead our efforts 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 2011 General Assembly, please do not hesitate in sharing.
Statewide Fairness Bill (House: HB 106 / Senate: SB 98)
Sponsors: Sen. Kathy Stein (primary) and Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (primary), Sen. Denise Harper-Angel, Rep. Tom Burch, Rep. Kelly Flood, Rep. Joni Jenkins, Rep. Reginald Meeks, Sen. Gerald Neal, Rep. Darryl Owens, Rep. Ruth Palumbo, Rep. Arnold Simpson, Rep. Jim Wayne, and Rep. Susan Westrom
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: Pre-Filed in the House on December 16. Assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Filed in the Senate on February 2 and assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Anti-Bullying Enumeration Bill (House: HB 370)
Sponsors: Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (primary), Rep. Joni Jenkins, Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo, and Rep. Jim Wayne
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 February 7. Assigned to the House Education Committee. Passed by the House Education Committee on February 22 and advanced to House leadership to consider hearing.
Hospital Visitation Bill (House: HB 369)
Sponsor: Rep. Mary Lou Marzian
This initiative would allow any adult hospital patient to designate another individual to be treated as a member of the patient's family with regard to visitation.
Currently: Filed in the House on February 7.
Repeal of Anti-Marriage Legislation (House: HB 178)
Sponsor(s): Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (primary) and Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo
This bill would place a vote on the ballet to repeal Kentucky's anti-marriage legislation.
Currently: Filed in the House on January 4. Assigned to the House Constitutional Amendments Committee
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