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Rally At Capitol To Support Proposed LGBTQ Legislation Ends In Wedding

Posted at 2:39 PM, Feb 26, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A rally Tuesday at the Capitol showed support for legislation aimed at improving conditions of the LGBTQ community.

Several versions of a “statewide fairness law” and “conversion therapy ban” both have been introduced in the General Assembly.

Heather Green, whose gender reveal photo shoot for her transgender son went viral, was a speaker at the event. The group chanted “Love is love!” in the Capitol Rotunda.

 

The statewide fairness law would update the Kentucky Civil Rights Act to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.

The conversion therapy ban would prohibit the use of the practice on minors by licensed therapists.

Currently, there are 10 Kentucky cities and areas that have Fairness Ordinances, but the group said that still leaves three-fourths of Kentucky’s population vulnerable to discrimination.

The rally ended with a wedding, where a couple at the rally exchanged vows and rings.