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Fairness Ordinance Fails in Berea-Highlights Need for Statewide Fairness

  • October 8, 2014
  • Posted in LGBT Rights

Berea’s City Council failed to pass an LGBT Fairness Ordinance.  The anti-discrimination measure, which would have protected LGBT Bereans from discrimination in the workplace, in housing, and in restaurants or other forms of public accommodations, was defeated with a 5-3 vote. Founded in May 2011, Bereans for Fairness, in coordination with Kentucky’s Fairness Coalition, began […]

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ACLU of KY Calls on Prosecutors to Refuse Cooperation with ICE on Detainer Scheme

  • October 7, 2014
  • Posted in Immigrants' Rights

ICE proposal likely unethical, violation of individuals’ civil rights   On October 7th, the ACLU of Kentucky sent a letter to the Prosecutors Advisory Council alerting it to recent efforts by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) to enlist the aid of prosecutors in combating the recent trend of jailers refusing to comply with immigration […]

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SCTOUS Paves the Way for Freedom to Marry Nationwide

  • October 6, 2014
  • Posted in LGBT Rights

The Supreme Court of the United States today denied review in all of the marriage equality cases pending before it. As a result of the Court’s action, same-sex couples in Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah will now be able to marry the partners they love. Today’s orders also mean that same-sex marriage will soon […]

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