Chris Hartman

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The City of Paducah now has protections in place for people with complaints of discrimination based on  gender identity and sexual orientation. Commissioners voted Tuesday night to adopt what LGBTQ advocates call a ‘fairness ordinance.’

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Louisville-based LGBTQ advocacy group The Fairness Campaign is gearing up for an election year and another year working towards an ‘anti-discrimination’ law. 

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A Kentucky judge has not put up a defense at a hearing stemming from his moral objections to hear adoption cases involving same-sex couples.

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A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky has filed a bill to ban transgender bathroom use in public buildings.

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Kentucky Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman says President-elect Donald Trump is surrounding himself with people who may have a detrimental effect on the LGBT population.

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Liberal state lawmakers have for 16 years pushed for a bill that would amend Kentucky’s civil rights code to protect people from discrimination in the workplace, housing and other areas based on their sexual orientation.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates say heated political rhetoric and policies dealing with sexual orientation in recent years are partly to blame for violence like the Orlando shootings at an LGBT night club.

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The leader of a gay rights group in Kentucky has asked officials to consider providing more security at places that cater to the gay community after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  

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Local ordinances that protect Kentuckians from sexual orientation-based discrimination by businesses would be rendered irrelevant by bill that passed a Senate committee Thursday.

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The controversy continues to swirl around Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her repeated defying of court orders to issue marriage licenses based on her religious opposition to gay marriage. 

The director of The Fairness Campaign in Kentucky Chris Hartman was in Rowan County yesterday when several couples were denied marriage licenses and saw how devastated they were. 

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