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Anti-LGBT Bills Filed in Kentucky House

  • January 11, 2017
  • Posted in LGBT Rights

Two anti-LGBT bills were filed on the first day of the Kentucky General Assembly–a “License to Discriminate” House Bill 105 and anti-transgender “Bathroom Bill” House Bill 106. Both measures were filed by Middlesboro Democrat Representative Rick Nelson. They come on the heels of critical statements from Republican Governor Matt Bevin, who recently eschewed anti-transgender bathroom legislation, calling it […]

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ACLU Lawsuit Challenges New Abortion Ultrasound Law

  • January 9, 2017
  • Posted in News

Law Requires Doctors to Display and Narrate Ultrasound Images Over Patients’ Objections The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge to block a Kentucky abortion restriction, H.B. 2, that was rushed through the state legislature just days into the new session.  The law requires doctors to display, and narrate in detail, an ultrasound […]

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Anti-Abortion Measures Fast Tracked in the 2017 Legislature

  • January 4, 2017
  • Posted in News

On the opening day of the Kentucky Legislature three anti-abortion measures were filed and placed on the fast track for passage. Senate Bill 5 bans abortion at 20 weeks.  Senate Bill 8 seeks to defund reproductive health care providers like Planned Parenthood.  House Bill 2 makes unnecessary ultrasounds the standard before an abortion. Kentuckians from […]

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