Louisville-based LGBTQ advocacy group The Fairness Campaign is gearing up for an election year and working towards an ‘anti-discrimination’ law. Chairman Chris Hartman says a measure to include LGBTQ protections in the Kentucky Civil Rights Act failed to gain traction in Frankfort in 2017. He says until that passes, the group will work to bar potential bills that include discriminatory language.
Hartman said the group will make sure “that we do not pass laws that restrict where transgender people can use the restroom or that seek to subvert the 8 fairness ordinances that we have across the commonwealth right now.”
Hartman says the Fairness Campaign will look to endorse candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. He says the group will be ‘heavily involved’ in the Rowan County Clerk race.
Incumbent Kim Davis made national headlines in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Among her competition includes one of the men to whom she denied a license.