Saturday, September 5, 2015

Marriage is Not Enough

Yes, same-sex couples are getting marriage licenses in Rowan County without having to listen to freakazoid lectures from a hateful, vicious piece of shit.

But in Kentucky, state-sanctioned marriage does not protect them from being fired from their jobs. Or evicted from their homes. Or thrown out of restaurants, hotels or parks. Or denied credit.

Ironically, the city of Morehead, county seat of Rowan County, passed a Fairness Ordinance last year, adding LGBTI to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance. But outside the city, or on county property like the courthouse, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex taxpaying citizens have no protection.

Just like in 117 other counties in Kentucky.  Only Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Covington, Vicco, Midway and Danville, in addition to Morehead, have made it illegal to discriminate against LGBTI residents.

In less than four months, the Kentucky General Assembly will convene in regular session.  Its primary purpose will be to pass a raft of bills specifically authorizing hate-driven bigots carrying bibbles to discriminate against anyone they don't like.  That in blatant and knowing violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Opposing them will be a coalition of rights groups demanding a statewide Fairness Law.  Such a statute would do no more than add "sexual orientation and gender identity" to race, religion, sex, age and national identity on the list of unacceptable excuses for denying human rights to human beings.

This is the Civil Rights fight of our generation. Whose side are you on ?

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