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#kyequality #gaymarriage The Federation adds Jamie Feltner (Manchester) to its Board of Directors. He was evicted for being in a gay marriage.

The Kentucky Equality Federation today confirmed that Jamie Feltner of Manchester, KY had been added to its board of directors.  Mr. Feltner and his husband, Josh Melton, contacted the Kentucky Equality Federation when their landlord evicted them for…
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Even in 2016, 1 in 4 LGBTI people report #discrimination.

"This is clearly unacceptable and we must eliminate the Kentucky Religious Freedom Act. We call on the Kentucky Supreme Court to overturn this #legislation which is effectively a license to #discriminate," stated #JordanPalmer, secretary-general of Kentucky Equality Federation, Marriage Equality Kentucky, Southeastern Kentucky Stop Hate Group, Be Proud - Western Kentucky, Kentucky HIV Advocacy Campaign, Kentucky Equal Ballot Access, and others combined together in the Earth Equality Alliance.

Over the past decade, the nation has made unprecedented progress toward #LGBTI #equality. But to date, neither the #federal government nor most #States (including the Commonwealth of Kentucky - http://kentucky.gov) have explicit statutory nondiscrimination laws protecting people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBTI people still face widespread discrimination: Between 11 percent and 28 percent of #LGBTI workers report losing a promotion simply because of their sexual orientation, and 27 percent of #transgender workers report being fired, not hired, or denied a promotion in the past year. Discrimination also routinely affects LGBTI people beyond the #workplace, sometimes costing them their homes, access to education, and even the ability to engage in public life.

To ensure that civil rights laws explicitly #protect #LGBTI #people, #Congress and all #States should pass an #EqualityAct, a comprehensive bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in #employment, public accommodations, #housing, #credit, and federal funding, among other provisions.
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A disturbing report was issued by the Center for American Progress about LGBTI discrimination. 1 in 4 LGBT people report experiencing discrimination in 2016. “This is clearly unacceptable and we must eliminate the Kentucky Religious Freedom Act. We call…
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#Trans #Transgender #Trump - A federal judge has blocked Trump’s executive order blocking #transgender people from serving in the U.S. #military. The federal judge ruled that transgender troops had a reasonable claim to their 5th Amendment rights being violated because Mr. Trump's directive affects them as a "class of historically #persecuted and politically #powerless #individuals". The decision was quickly hailed as a victory by Secretary-General #JordanPalmer of the Earth Equality Alliance, the Kentucky Equality Federation​, and Marriage Equality Kentucky​. Palmer stated, “transgender people had been singled out in a gruesome modern time act of discrimination before a World audience.”
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#KY #KYGA18 Governor Matt Bevin needs #education on medical #marijuana. "The news article 'Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization' was a hoax, but the Governor isn't well read enough to realize this. By the time the commonwealth legalizes medical marijuana, it will be too late for Kentuckians to benefit from it," stated Kentucky Equality Federation Secretary-General Col. Jordan Palmer.

"People will drive when they are stoned' some claim, well, in Kentucky, it is illegal to #drive on high blood pressure medication, pain medication, etc. so they are already driving stoned. I am however pleased the Governor gave us a way to remedy the situation by stating 'as long as I am Governor' well, thankfully we will have an election soon enough."

"We are sick of big brother and government telling the unemployed what they can and cannot do to earn a living. Marijuana addiction is rare, the chances are greater to become an alcoholic. Marijuana cannot lead to a fatal overdose, and it is not a gateway drug. I hope the Kentucky House of Representatives and the Kentucky Senate will pass the legislation and should the Governor veto it, I pray they override his veto. The mentality of the Bevin Administration is to be last at everything, and unemployment isn't on their minds; thousands of unemployed coal miners could easier become marijuana farmers."

"Again we have an Administration in Frankfort, Kentucky that doesn't care about the Southern Region of the Commonwealth. I had much rather our youth use marijuana as a recreational drug than cocaine or crystal #meth."
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#Trump #UN #USA The U.S. on voted against a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that condemns the #death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts.

Still, the resolution — which Belgium, Benin, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia and Switzerland introduced — passed by a 27-13 vote margin.

This leaves nation-states that execute #LGBTI people open for #sanctions or #refusal of #aid from the United Nations at the discretion of Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Col. Jordan Palmer with Kentucky Equality Federation and Marriage Equality Kentucky, called the U.S. vote shameful, but not unlike similar resolutions the U.S. also sided with #Russia, #Iran, and #Egypt in the past.

“#America will never be “great” again until we deal with #humanrights,” Palmer stated.

Kelly Currie, the U.S. representative to the U.N. Economic and Social Council, attended the event but did NOT speak.

Former Vice President Biden is among those who spoke at last year’s U.N. LGBT Core Group event.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley in April said the U.S. remains “disturbed” by the ongoing crackdown against gay men and lesbians in #Chechnya.
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When a TRUE war #HERO like U.S. Senator #JohnMcCain (R-Arizona) or a longtime conservative like U.S. Senator #OrrinHatch (R-Utah) criticize this sudden and ill-conceived decision towards #Transgender #soldiers, you have to scratch your head.

But, everything else #Trump has tried to do has failed miserably so now he is taking cheap shots in desperation but playing with people's lives and #careers not to mention breaking additional campaign promises. #Trans #WeAreKY - +Col. Jordan Palmer, secretary-general

#WeAreKY #LexingtonKY #RichmondKY #LouisvilleKY #KY #Trans #kyequality
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#Trans #KY #USA #USMilitary President #Trump has, once again, betrayed the #LGBTI community he claimed to support during his campaign. In a stream of tweets, President Donald Trump announced this morning that he has banned transgender people from the US #military. Trans people were allowed to serve openly before Trump’s decision to force currently serving military members out of the armed forces.

--> Please note this decision notes NOT apply to State Defense Forces​, State Militias, or State National Guard units.

Yesterday, it was reported that Vice President Mike #Pence, long a foe of civil rights for #LGBT people, was behind the push to discriminate against transgender people. Unsuccessful so far at getting Trump to issue a “religious freedom” executive order reminiscent of his disastrous broad license to discriminate he pushed through as #Indiana #governor, Pence turned his attention to lobbying for the ban on transgender people in the military.

“Instead of undermining the military, and disgracefully trying to take away necessary health care from soldiers, Vice President #Pence should be working to ensure all federal armed forces and their families are getting the support and resources they need and deserve, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Vice President #Pence definitely has some unresolved homosexual, transgender, and transsexual issues he needs to come to terms with.” - Secretary-General +Col. Jordan Palmer.

#weareky #kyequality
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The American Federation of NGO’s, Kentucky Equality Federation, and Marriage Equality Kentucky (an alliance of more than eight (8) organizations with a common spokesperson and unifying secretary-general) together today praised the #California Attorney…
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SPECIAL STATEMENT SECRETARY-GENERAL JORDAN PALMER Condemnation of Black Youth Project Statements: “Keep your white friends and partners away from Black Pride events,” and “When white people enter a space, anti-Blackness always does too” LEXINGTON, KY —…
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