Lawmakers in Frankfort and in Congress continue to waste tax dollars in the name of so-called “religious freedom.”
When is the last time you heard that members of a religious belief could not assemble? How about a church being closed by the state? Our representatives and senators are twisting religion to further their own political aims. The constitution of this commonwealth guarantees religious freedom, but not a license to discriminate.
I will never understand those who oppose equality for all people. No one is taking any civil rights away from the majority; we are simply asking they be extended to the minority. Even so, our entire union is littered with the chronicle of oppression of minority people.
You cannot be terminated from jobs in the commonwealth based on being a smoker, age, gender, religious beliefs, etc. But you can for being LGBT. Even after 14 years of activism, I cannot wrap my mind around this. The greatest thing that troubles me still is the amount of time it takes several states and the federal government to actually do anything about it.
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Kentucky Equality Federation