LGBTQ

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Two markers commemorating LGBTQ history in Kentucky were unveiled this weekend that celebrate the oldest continued gathering place for the group and a 1992 state Supreme court decision.

Ludovic Bertron, via Wikimedia Commons

The first historical markers commemorating Kentucky's LGBTQ history have been unveiled.

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A group is organizing an LGBTQ pride festival in southern Illinois following a successful fundraising campaign.

Most weekday mornings, after feeding the chickens, goat and cows, Nicolas Talbott drives through the rolling hills of Columbiana County in eastern Ohio to one of the schools where he is a substitute teacher. It was a busy winter — lots of teachers out with the flu. And while Talbott enjoys teaching, he hopes to move on soon, to a career in the U.S. Air Force working on global security.

"I want to serve my country, I want to serve the people in this country and I want to serve the Constitution of the United States," Talbott says, "no matter who is in office in our government."

Less than a year after legalizing same-sex marriage, Bermuda is reversing course, implementing a law that says same-sex couples can enter domestic partnerships but not marry.

The British territory is believed to be the first jurisdiction in the world to reverse course on same-sex marriage after permitting it, The Guardian writes.

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The City of Paducah's Human Rights Commission should still be considered the 'first stop' for all complaints of discrimination, under the new ordinance, said Mayor Brandi Harless. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The City of Paducah now has protections in place for people with complaints of discrimination based on  gender identity and sexual orientation. Commissioners voted Tuesday night to adopt what LGBTQ advocates call a ‘fairness ordinance.’

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  The Paducah City Commission postponed a vote this week on changes to the Human Rights Commission until January. Officials want more time to include language regarding religious beliefs.

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  A Kentucky judge who raised moral objections to handling adoption cases involving same-sex couples has quit the bench, but he still received a rebuke from a judicial disciplinary commission.

Body Cam Footage Uploaded To Billy Hamilton's YouTube Page

A gay couple in Graves County says they were unfairly targeted and harassed in their home by members of the local sheriff’s department. Body camera videos uploaded to YouTube show the officers forcibly arresting Billy Hamilton and Patric Rodriguez.

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