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Take Action: Oppose “Blue Lives Matter”

  • February 7, 2017
  • Posted in News

A bill that pays lip service to public safety is advancing in the Kentucky Legislature, and we need your help to stop it. Contact your legislators and ask them to vote no on the Blue Lives Matter bill, HB 14. The bill, HB 14, seeks to upend hate crimes law by adding first responders as […]

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From ACLU National: Trump discriminated. We sued.

  • January 28, 2017
  • Posted in News

The ACLU and several other legal organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqi men who were en route to the United States when President Trump issued an executive order banning many Muslims from entering the country. The lead plaintiffs were detained by the U.S. government and threatened with deportation – even though they […]

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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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ACLU-KY, Fairness Campaign Attend White House Convening

  • December 8, 2016
  • Posted in LGBT Rights

Staff and board leaders from the Fairness Campaign and ACLU of Kentucky visited Washington, D.C. on Friday, December 2 to participate in a White House Convening on Advancing LGBT Progress in Rural America hosted by The White House Rural Council. Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman was one of four panelists at the convening to discuss […]

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Now Hiring: ACLU-KY Legal Fellow

  • December 6, 2016
  • Posted in Legal

The ACLU of Kentucky announced the creation of a paid, one-year legal fellowship in which it will employ a second attorney on a full-time basis. The Legal Fellow will work under the direct supervision of the organization’s Legal Director and will assist in all phases of the ACLU of Kentucky’s legal program, including representing clients […]

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ACLU-KY, FFRF file lawsuit challenging rejection of personalized license plate request

  • November 22, 2016
  • Posted in Legal

“IM GOD” license plate is fully protected individual speech The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky (ACLU-KY) and Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Kentucky man denied a personalized license plate reading “IM GOD.” Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) officials initially refused ACLU-KY/FFRF client Ben Hart’s request in […]

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We Need You With Us! Join or Volunteer

  • November 14, 2016
  • Posted in Front Slider

Since Election Day, the ACLU has seen a renewed sense of urgency from hundreds of thousands of Americans to protect civil liberties. Hundreds of Kentuckians have started following us on Facebook and Twitter, and more are joining our email list for the latest information on our events and critical petitions and actions.  We’ve also heard […]

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