President Palmer issued a statement this
morning about about anti-LGBT amendments in
Arkansas, Arizona, California, and Florida.
Beshear has taken this position [to
protect LGBT people] not because it's safe,
or political, but because it is the right
thing to do," - Kentucky Equality
Federation President Jordan Palmer regarding
Governor Beshear's new Executive Order
protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender people from discrimination in
Equality Federation's online presence for
the virtual world and today's youth gets the
attention of the Michigan Non-Profit
Kentucky Equality Federation comments about
Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo's
ruling that Kentucky domestic-partner
benefits are unconstitutional.
Includes official comments from Federation
President Jordan Palmer.
12/27/2006: Kentucky Equality Federation
and other organizations will
rally for equality and fairness on
February 22, 2007. Click
here to sign-up now!
10/18/2006: "We cannot allow any
elected official to second-guess the
judgment and decisions of our local
governments or institutions. They have a
better understanding of what's in the best
interests of their community." - Kentucky
Equality Federation President Jordan Palmer
regarding Representative Lee's filing of a
bill to prohibit domestic partnership
benefits at Kentucky schools. [Lexington
Kentucky Equality President Jordan Palmer
responds to media questions about the future
of the LGBT movement in the commonwealth.
Includes rebuttals to statements made by
Senate President Williams, Senator Roeding,
and Representative Lee about introducing
legislation to remove any domestic
partnership benefits approved by Kentucky's
Kentucky LGBT Community Sustains Record
Number of Attacks (within weeks); Update on
Northern Kentucky University. "Education
and exposure to diversity in non-threatening
environments promotes tolerance; it is
critical this occur during high-school and
college, when individual minds are
significantly more open to social diversity.
Jordan Palmer, president of Kentucky
Equality Federation spoke with Mike Volmer,
co-president of Common Ground at Northern
Kentucky University; the Federation offered
Common Ground financial and material aid,
and plan to meet next week."
Action Alert - Northern
Kentucky University Hate Crime.
"We would definitely like for the
administration to take a more hands-on
approach with this," said Kentucky Equality
Federation President Jordan Palmer. "I don't
think realistically they'll ever find out
who did it, but (administrators) could issue
a statement in the school newspaper, for
instance ... that you don't target people
like this. This isn't acceptable behavior."
06/20/2006: The Kentucky
Equality Association condemns the Pentagon's
Defense Department Instruction document
which lists homosexuality as a "mental
defeat" along with mental retardation,
impulse control disorders and personality
Federation for Kentucky Equality, Inc.: Federal Gay Marriage Amendment Goes Down in Flames in the U.S. Senate.
Nick Herweck, chapter president for the
Northern Region calls on all fair-minded
Northern Kentuckians to join him at Boone
County High School (7056 Burlington Pike,
Florence, KY 41042) on June 14, 2006 at 6:30
PM EST to support the formation of a
Gay-Straight Alliance at the school.
The Kentucky Equality Association (KEA)
is giving full cooperation to the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in opposing the
proposed Federal Marriage Amendment.
here to sign the petition. The KEA
will do everything possible to increase
awareness of this issue for the ACLU.
I was outraged when I read a comment from
Senate President Williams that calls and
emails to the governor's office "mean
little." The telephone calls and emails
to the commonwealth's chief executive is a
perfect example of "the people"
voicing their opinions directly, and holding
their government accountable. If President
Williams doesn't see that, or cannot
acknowledge that, then maybe he needs to
reconsider running for re-election. -
Jordan Palmer, president
The Lexington Herald-Leader has an
online poll asking "Is homosexuality a
sin?" Voice your onion!
To appose Senate Bill 236 we will be
joining the Kentucky Fairness Alliance
at the Capital Annex building in
Frankfort at 8:00 AM EST on Thursday,
March 23, 2006.