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Statewide Fairness Law rally at state Capitol

Posted at 12:21 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 12:22:25-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Supporters of LGBTQ+ rights will rally at the state Capitol on Wednesday and meet with lawmakers about Senate Bill 130, also known as the Statewide Fairness Law. The law would ban discrimination in employment, housing, and public places based on someone's sexual orientation or gender identity.

The event marks the 20th anniversary of the first filing of the original Statewide Fairness Law in the Kentucky General Assembly.

Since 1999, eighteen municipalities have passed their own local fairness ordinances, including Lexington, Louisville, and, most recently, Fort Thomas and Woodford County.

Supporters will rally to ban conversion therapy, advance discrimination protections, and protest recent attacks on transgender youth.

Earlier in the day, volunteers plan to deliver more than 1,000 post cards in support of LGBTQ+ rights to members of the State Senate and House.

The rally begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.