Gay Rights http://wkms.org en LaSalvia Presents "Homocon" Tonight at Murray State http://wkms.org/post/lasalvia-presents-homocon-tonight-murray-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jimmy </span>LaSalvia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is longtime political activist and strategist, founder of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">GOProud - a political action group representing gay conservatives</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and frequent guest on CNN,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MSNBC, FOX News</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;network TV. He speaks with Kate Lochte&nbsp;on Sounds Good ahead of his presentation "Homocon: A Gay Conservative's View from the Trenches of the Culture Wars," tonight at 7:30 at Murray State University in the Curris Center's Barkley Room. This event is sponsored by LGBT Programming, MSU Alliance, and the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:07:48 +0000 Kate Lochte 39583 at http://wkms.org LaSalvia Presents "Homocon" Tonight at Murray State Statewide Fairness Bill Gaining Traction in Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/statewide-fairness-bill-gaining-traction-frankfort <p>Kentucky's House Bill 171, known as the Statewide Fairness Bill, is gaining traction in Frankfort, recently signing 16 co-sponsors, a record number of sponsors. Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator and Vice Chair, President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, Jody Randall joins Kate Lochte to talk more about this bill and the way legislators are beginning to think of discrimination protection for the LGBT community.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:33:55 +0000 Kate Lochte 38093 at http://wkms.org Statewide Fairness Bill Gaining Traction in Frankfort Kentucky Boy Scouts Leader Hopes No Harm Comes from Decision on Gay Members http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-boy-scouts-leader-hopes-no-harm-comes-decision-gay-members <p></p><p>The new executive director and CEO of the Blue Grass Council of the Boy Scouts of America is calling the controversy surrounding the impending decision on whether to allow gay members a “tipping point.”</p><p>The BSA recently postponed making a final ruling until May. James “Chip” Armishaw says that while he doesn’t have any personal opinions on the issue, he’s confident that when the time comes, the right decision will be made. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:09:18 +0000 Kelsey Bond 28733 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Boy Scouts Leader Hopes No Harm Comes from Decision on Gay Members Gunning for Three Bills, Fairness Campaign Hopes at Least for Kentucky House Hearing http://wkms.org/post/gunning-three-bills-fairness-campaign-hopes-least-kentucky-house-hearing <p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Seeking the passage of three pieces of legislation protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation, more than 200 people rallied on Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda with Kentucky's Fairness Campaign.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Democrat of Louisville, is &nbsp;sponsoring a bill that would prevent employers from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. The bill, along with Senate Bill 28, would also make it illegal for landlords and real estate agents to discriminate on those grounds. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:53:06 +0000 Rae Hodge 28347 at http://wkms.org Gunning for Three Bills, Fairness Campaign Hopes at Least for Kentucky House Hearing Opinion: The Right Recipe for Marriage http://wkms.org/post/opinion-right-recipe-marriage <p>On May 9<sup>th</sup>, Barack Obama made history and headlines, becoming the first sitting president to openly support gay marriage. As expected, media outlets jumped on this announcement, a contentious social issue with favorability weighing almost an even split for and against in the polls. Commentator Richard Nelson argues that overall media coverage appeared bias, praising Obama for his &ldquo;evolution&rdquo; on the issue, without considering the other 50 percent or so who disagree on the issue. In his commentary, Nelson takes the opposing view and argues that the right recipe for marriage should include God in the mix.</p><p><em>Please note: Commentaries political in nature are solely the opinions of the commentator and do not necessarily reflect the views of&nbsp;WKMS&nbsp;or its staff.</em></p><p> Mon, 21 May 2012 20:45:58 +0000 Richard Nelson 18060 at http://wkms.org Opinion: The Right Recipe for Marriage