Tag Archives: Kentucky

KENTUCKY: State Senate Committee Advances Bill To Nullify All Local Pro-LGBT Ordinances Because Jesus

From Fairness Kentucky: A “License to Discriminate” bill that would sanction discrimination against LGBT Kentuckians passed out of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee this morning. Senate Bill 180, introduced by Senator Albert Robinson of London, seeks to gut local LGBT Fairness Ordinances passed by eight Kentucky cities. Those cities include Covington, Danville, the State Capital Frankfort, …

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KENTUCKY: Senate Panel Advances Bill To Create Separate Marriage Licenses For Same-Sex Couples

The Kentucky County Clerks Association says it wants to avoid having to ask “which is which” when they fill out the bride and groom portion of marriage licenses for same-sex couples. The Richmond Register reports: A state Senate committee gave approval to a bill that would alter Kentucky marriage licenses to accommodate county clerks who don’t want to sign licenses …

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KENTUCKY: Federal Court Rules That Kim Davis Has Obeyed Orders To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A federal judge today ruled moot the ACLU’s lawsuit against Kim Davis, declaring that same-sex marriage licenses she refused to sign are valid under Kentucky law. The Associated Press reports: United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union’s request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face …

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BREAKING: Rand Paul Suspends Presidential Campaign

And then there were ten. Multiple outlets are reporting that Sen. Rand Paul will suspend his presidential campaign this morning after his low single-digit performance in the Iowa caucus. Paul will now turn his attention to his Senate reelection campaign where his primary Democratic challenger so far is the openly gay mayor of Lexington.

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Kentucky Marriage Plaintiffs Endorse Bernie Sanders

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Days after the Human Rights Campaign endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid for the White House, same-sex couples that sued for the right to marry in Kentucky announced they’re behind Bernard Sanders. One of the couples is Timothy Love and Larry Ysunza, who were plaintiffs in the Love v. Beshear lawsuit seeking the …

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KENTUCKY: Openly Gay Lexington Mayor Jim Gray To Challenge Rand Paul For US Senate [VIDEO]

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will file to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week, and he “absolutely” believes he can win …

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Kim Davis Tells AFA: God Personally Chose Me To Make A Stand Against Same-Sex Marriage [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: On Friday, American Family Radio host and American Family Association official Sandy Rios broadcast an interview that she had conducted with Davis, in which she lavished praise on Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “It’s interesting to me how God chose you,” Rios said. “Not a Sunday school teacher, …

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Mat Staver: Kim Davis Will Be At The SOTU To Remind America Of Obama’s Attack On Religious Liberty

“Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk jailed for her faith, and her attorney, Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will be present for President Obama’s final State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, January 12, 2016. While the President will be extolling his ‘accomplishments’ of the last seven years, Kim Davis and Mat Staver will be a …

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Notifies Feds That He Will Begin Dismantling State Insurance Exchange

The Frankfort Courier-Journal reports: Following through on a campaign pledge, Gov. Matt Bevin has notified federal authorities he plans to dismantle kynect, Kentucky’s health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. The decision drew immediate fire from health care advocates, including Bill Wagner, executive director of the Family Health Centers, a network of public health clinics in Louisville. “It’s …

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Faces Massive Legal Bill For His State’s Losing Battle Against Marriage

Back in August then-Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was hit with a $2.3 million legal fees bill from the winning side in his state’s battle against same-sex marriage. Beshear balked at paying the “unreasonable” amount and offered to settle for $581K – about 25% of the bill. Now the full bill is in the lap of newly-elected teabagger Gov. Matt Bevin, …

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Kim Davis: I Failed Miserably At Marriage

“How ironic that God would use a person like me, who failed so miserably at marriage in the world, to defend it now. The Lord picks the unlikely source to convey the message.” – Kim Davis, speaking yesterday to the Associated Press. More from ABC News: “It makes me uncomfortable to hear people using God … to justify their bigotry,” …

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Executive Order Removing Clerks’ Names From Marriage Licenses

We knew this was coming. Via the Louisville Courier-Journal: In one of his first major acts in office, Gov. Matt Bevin issued a series of executive orders Tuesday to remove the names of county clerks from marriage licenses in Kentucky and halt efforts by former Gov. Steve Beshear to restore voting rights to certain felons who have completed their sentences. …

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KENTUCKY: Radio Campaign Calls On Gov. Matt Bevin To “Nullify” SCOTUS Ruling On Marriage [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Today, Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission sent out an email to activists announcing a new campaign aimed at urging state legislatures to “nullify” the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision, beginning with “a national radio spot targeting the newly-elected Governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin.” “Nullification” is the fringe idea that states have …

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KENTUCKY: Anti-Gay County Clerk Kim Davis Attends Swearing-In Of GOP Governor Matt Bevin

Yesterday Kim Davis attended the swearing-in and inaugural parties for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. According to the Liberty Counsel, Bevin won because of the Davis controversy. They write: “There is no question that the case of Kim Davis and the issue of religious freedom played a role in the Governor’s lopsided win,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty …

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KENTUCKY: Gov-Elect Matt Bevin Threatens Action Against Newspaper For “Racist” Cartoon

Anti-gay Kentucky governor-elect Matt Bevin is VERY ANGRY about the above cartoon published yesterday by the Lexington Herald-Leader. Bevin, who has four adopted children from Africa, has issued a press release which threatens the paper with reprisals once he assumes office. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: “The Lexington Herald-Leader chose to articulate with great clarity the deplorably racist ideology of ‘cartoonist’ …

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Jennifer Lawrence: Don’t Say “Kim Davis” In My House

Hunger Games and X-Men star Jennifer Lawrence, a Kentucky native, let Vogue know about her low opinion of Kim Davis: The day I am at Lawrence’s house also happens to be the day after the infamous county clerk Kim Davis gets out of jail, where she had been sent for defying a court order requiring her to issue marriage licenses …

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KENTUCKY: Kim Davis Loses Yet Another Appeal

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis has lost another bid to delay issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday denied her latest request for a reprieve. Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in June. Four couples sued her, and U.S. District …

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