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Kentucky House Passes Bill Protecting Right to Discriminate Against Gays Based on Religious Beliefs

Kentucky passed a heinous bill today, the ACLU reports:

KentuckyToday Kentucky's House passed House Bill 279. The bill, entitled the Religious Freedom Bill, is designed to protect individuals' religious liberty from undue governmental interference. And though laudable in its purpose, the bill, as currently drafted, would undermine existing civil rights protections in the Commonwealth. It now moves on to the Senate.

If the Senate chooses to keep the bill's current language, and not amend it to include specific protections for civil rights laws, a religious individual could claim an exemption from any law or policy that prohibits discrimination-leaving racial minorities, women, LGBT people and others without adequate protections. We are particularly concerned that this bill could be used to undermine existing LGBT Fairness protections for individuals covered by local statutes in Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Vicco, Kentucky.

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  1. G-d bless america.. Gays and Lesbians are a crutch in civilized society.. The entire LGBT community suffers from mental illness.. Sinners and fornicators, the hole lot of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is why you all suffer from depression and aids...

    Posted by: Peter Popoff | Mar 12, 2013 12:04:57 PM

  2. Read your bible, gays are an abomination to God.Samesex marriage is not right. personally I don't think gays should have ant rights at all.

    Posted by: Christian believer | Mar 13, 2013 5:04:26 PM

  3. @"personally I don't think gays should have ant rights at all."

    Well, what about cock roach rights then? Ask the mulitudes in your home.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 13, 2013 5:19:12 PM

  4. I am a proud daughter of Kentucky. I do not support the law. So please do not make insulting comments against my home state as a whole. Surely you realize that being open minded includes respecting where people come from. You cannot judge the whole state on the basis of one piece of legislation, which many Kentuckians disagree with. The insults against the state as a whole really hurt me. Being a Kentuckian is part of my identity. I am not a bigot. I am not a even a Christian. But I do love my state, and I want you to know, it is diverse with opinions and points of view, just like the places where you are from.

    Posted by: Claire | Mar 15, 2013 6:48:24 PM

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