- You, your partner, friend, neighbor, or other loved ones can be terminated from a job in Kentucky because of their sexual orientation and it's perfectly legal! The commonwealth provides no protection to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender community in employment, housing, credit, accommodations, or services just to name a few. Do you believe the commonwealth should protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation?
- To attract new, talented teachers in Kentucky (and retain the ones we have) colleges and universities across the commonwealth are electing to extend domestic partner benefits to homosexual partners. Is education important to you? Representative Stan Lee (R - Lexington) has filed a bill to prevent Kentucky's Educational Institutions from being able to do this! Do you believe extending domestic partner benefits at Kentucky's Educational Facilities is fair and equal treatment?
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: If I attend, does this mean my representative or senator in Frankfort will know I'm LGBT?
A: No. Your sexual orientation is just that, your sexual orientation and entirely your business. Just because you attend doesn't mean you are LGBT, you may simply support fair and equal treatment! 18.3% of Kentucky Equality Federation members are heterosexual supporters!
Q: How important is this event?
A: Critical. We must assemble as many people together as possible to let our government know what we believe to be fair and equal treatment. We must show our legislators we have united to make Kentucky a place blessed with diversity, natural wealth, beauty, And grace from on High as stated in the Kentucky Pledge of Allegiance.
Q: Should I ask others to attend with me?
A: Absolutely! Again, we must assemble as many people together as possible to let our government know what we believe to be fair and equal treatment. We must show our legislators we have united to make Kentucky a place blessed with diversity, natural wealth, beauty, And grace from on High as stated in the Kentucky Pledge of Allegiance.
Q: Who organized this event?
A: Management from the Kentucky Fairness Alliance and the Kentucky Equality Federation began discussing the idea before the Thanksgiving holiday. Management from both organizations agreed to proceed, along with Louisville's Fairness Campaign.
Q: Is there a charge for attending?
A: Absolutely not! Speaking to your legislature and attending a rally is always free! You may however decide to support the Kentucky Equality Federation and showing your solidarity by purchasing one of our new "Kentuckians Value Equality" shirts to wear to the event on February 22, 2007; click here for details.