The Kentucky Fairness Coalition today launched an educational television and web commercial series aimed at raising awareness of the lack of anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals across the state.
The thirty-second spot, which features real-life Kentuckians from across the commonwealth, highlights the 83% of registered Kentucky voters in support of anti-discrimination protections, as shown in a recent survey by The Schapiro Group. Outside the cities of Louisville, Lexington, and Covington, Kentuckians may still be fired from their jobs, denied housing, kicked out of a restaurant or be denied any public accommodations based on their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
The television commercial will air initially in central portions of the state, including Richmond and Berea, and continue on in western and eastern parts of Kentucky, covering Hopkinsville, Hazard, Whitesburg, and beyond.
Additional web spots will be released in the following weeks online at www.FairnessCoalition.org . Additional resources on LGBT issues can be found at aclu-ky.org/fairness .
VIEW THE COMMERCIAL: www.FairnessCoalition.org
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The Fairness Coalition consists of members and allies of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Fairness Campaign , Kentucky Commission on Human Rights , Kentucky Fairness Alliance , and Lexington Fairness , working together to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Kentuckians.