Kentucky lawmakers file bill to offer LGBT employees workplace protections


David Hudson | Gay Star News | February 16, 2016

A bill that gives non-discrimination protections to LGBT employees in Kentucky has been filed with the Kentucky Senate. It has the support of both Democratic and Republican senators, reports the Courier Journal.

The Kentucky Competitive Workforce Act (SB 176) has been put forward by Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville. Its co-sponsors are Sens. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville); Perry Clark (D-Louisville); Denise Harper Angel (D-Louisville); Gerald Neal (D-Louisville); and Reginald Thomas (D-Lexington).

The bill has the public backing of the Kentucky Competitive Workforce Coalition. Launched last November, the Coalition now consists of over 200 businesses that have pledged to foster a diverse workforce. Founding companies include Brown-Forman, Chrysalis Ventures, Humana, Anheuser-Busch, Fifth Third Bank and Blue Equity.

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