Tag Archives: Kentucky

Lexington KY Elects Openly Gay Mayor

The Victory Fund reports that Lexington, Kentucky, the state’s second-largest city, has elected openly gay candidate Jim Gray as mayor. Vice-Mayor Jim Gray was victorious tonight in his second campaign for the city’s top job, beating incumbent Mayor Jim Newberry. This is a tremendous victory for Lexington, for Kentucky’s LGBT community and for fairness. We are proud of Jim Gray ...

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KENTUCKY: Rand Paul’s Head-Stomper Wants An Apology From The VICTIM

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Olbermann Talks To Stomping Victim

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Rand Paul Dimisses Stomping Incident As “A Bit Of A Crowd Control Problem”

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KENTUCKY: Rand Paul Supporters Attack Protester From MoveOn.Org

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Rand Paul Vs. Jack Conway

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Rand Paul: Abolish The DOE Because They Might Teach About Gay Families

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Rand Paul’s First 2010 Senate Ad

The crazy acorn doesn’t fall far from the Wingnut Tree.

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The Strange Case Of Matthew Vanderpool

Yesterday Matthew Vanderpool, an openly gay candidate for the Kentucky state legislature, issued a press release declaring that he had rejected campaign donations from the Victory Fund because he didn’t want to be in their “back pocket.” Vanderpool said that while he is gay, he “has no gay agenda” and that being gay “does not define my entire life or ...

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Rand Paul Backtracks On Civil Rights

After 24 hours of nonstop ridicule and outrage from all quarters, Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul is trying to spin his way out of his Civil Rights Act mess.

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KENTUCKY: Ron Paul’s Son Wins GOP Senate Primary

And he’s got a message to America from the Tea Party.

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KENTUCKY: Judge Reduces Charges In Attack Against Lesbian Teen

Saying there is not enough evidence to support felony charges, a judge in Kentucky has reduced the attempted murder charges against two teenage girls who have been accused of trying to throw a lesbian classmate off a cliff. After a hearing Thursday, District Judge Henria Bailey-Lewis reduced the charges against Ashley Sams and Corinne Schwab to fourth-degree assault and menacing, ...

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KENTUCKY: Defense Lawyers Claim Murder Attempt Was Staged Prank

Lawyers for the three Kentucky girls charged with attempting to murder a lesbian classmate are claiming that the entire incident was a staged prank with the full participation of the victim. Cheyenne Williams, 18, and supporters have said that on April 16, three girls with whom she’d been friends for years took her against her will to picturesque Flat Lick ...

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Day Of Anti-Gay Truth: Three Kentucky Girls Charged With Kidnapping And Attempted Murder Of Lesbian Classmate

Three high school girls in Kentucky have been charged with kidnapping and attempting to murder an openly lesbian classmate by pushing her off of a cliff. The attack took place on the Day Of Silence, which some students at the school observed as the anti-gay Day Of Truth, as instructed by Christian hate groups. Cheyenne Williams, 18, of McKee, signed ...

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Kentucky House Passes Resolution In Support Of The Manhattan Declaration

By a general voice vote, the Kentucky House of Representatives yesterday adopted a resolution expressing support for the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration, which calls for the disobedience of all LGBT rights laws. Kentucky already has among the most repressive of anti-gay laws, including a constitutional DOMA and a legislative ban on the recognition of same-sex unions. (Via – Good As You)

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Football Coach Takes Players Out For Steak…PSYCH! You’re Getting Baptized

A Kentucky high school football coach included an extra stop during a field trip with his players. A mother is angry about a trip led by the head football coach at Breckinridge County High School. The coach took about 20 players on a school bus late last month to his church, where nearly half of them — including her son ...

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McDonald’s Settles “Faggots” Complaint

McDonald’s has settled a complaint brought by the ACLU on behalf of five gay customers who were verbally abused by a restaurant staffer at a Louisville, Kentucky outlet. Nine months after an employee at a McDonald’s restaurant in downtown Louisville called a group of gay customers a series of anti-gay slurs, the American Civil Liberties Union announced today that McDonald’s ...

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Kentucky GOP Moves To Ban Gay Adoption

Kentucky state Sen. Gary Tapp (R) wants to make double-extra sure that no dirty homos are allowed to adopt children and yesterday introduced a bill that will ban all unmarried couples from adopting. Human rights group The Fairness Campaign called Senator Gary Tapp’s bill “deceptively-worded.” “It is identical to a measure recently passed in Arkansas that prohibits adoption or foster ...

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Dems Gay-Bait Sen. Mitch McConnell

In an uncharacteristic turn, this time it’s the Democrats that are gay-baiting a candidate, accusing famously anti-gay Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of being a closet case via this Village People ad. Conservative queer James Kirchick writes in the National Review: With prominent exceptions (the inquisition over Mark Foley and the anti-gay witch hunt that followed, Bill Clinton’s touting his support ...

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The South Shall Drink Again

Dan Savage unearthed this clip of a smashed Hillary supporter in Kentucky railing against Obama. “Black got nothin’ to do with it. These A-rabs are trying to sneak this guy into our country.” This clip hits ALL the redneck talking points, including a couple of uses of the n-word. With Democrats like this…

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