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What to know on this ugly case? Sadly, the county truly doesn’t have a Equity Ordinance banning discrimination towards LGBTQ+ individuals. Some states, in fact, have state-wide payments that supply these protections, however none have handed the Kentucky Basic Meeting. In accordance with the Journal, one safety does exist, in that you just can not discriminate based mostly on intercourse underneath state regulation if the enterprise is “supported immediately or not directly” by funds from the federal government.
Does this imply it’s honest or remotely progressive? After all not. Nevertheless it’s an enormous reminder that we’d like high-level, structural protections for LGBTQ individuals in any respect ranges. It’s all too simple to really feel that marriage equality was the start and finish of recent queer points in politics, however that’s removed from the reality. Now we have an ongoing cross-country effort to push anti-trans legislation (particularly focusing on susceptible trans and queer youth) in addition to holes remaining in state and native protections that depart LGBTQ individuals within the mud.
We additionally should at all times take into account that LGBTQ individuals (and different marginalized teams) reside in all places, even when they aren’t at all times getting the highlight in nationwide conversations. The reply is rarely merely to “simply transfer” to a blue metropolis or state. Progressive work isn’t achieved till everyone seems to be secure and guarded.