Letter to the editor: SB 115 and 150 open the door to discrimination

Published 3:48 pm Friday, February 24, 2023

I am writing to ask all of our readers to contact Rep. Daniel Elliott and Sen. Amanda Bledsoe and ask them to oppose SB115 and SB150, currently before the state legislature. We are a community that values all our residents and celebrates the variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures that God has made us. These bills do not represent the welcome that Danville and our state are known for.

Several state legislators have devised these two bills to pander to the fears and ignorance of their base while preying on people in the LGBT community who have been marginalized. SB115 and SB150 both pretend to be about “parental rights”. They are truly trying to establish the “right” to be mean-spirited and to discriminate against people who don’t fit someone’s narrow ideals.

You can call the Legislative hotline at 800-372-7181 and ask to leave a message for both Rep. Elliott and Sen. Bledsoe to oppose these bills. You can also send real letters or email to them. Their addresses are found at Legislative Research Commission – Legislative Research Commission (ky.gov).

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— Dan Nolet, Danville