A bill filed in the Kentucky Senate would offer legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
The measure is called the Kentucky Competitive Workforce Act, and would add the LGBT community to those covered under the state’s Civil Rights Act.
The Courier-Journal reports the bill’s six Senate sponsors are all from either Louisville or Lexington, and include five Democrats and one Republican.
Similar legislation has been filed in the Kentucky House.
Read What's In Senate Bill 176, the Kentucky Competitive Workforce Act
The effort has the support of nearly 200 Kentucky employers who have formed the Kentucky Competitive Workforce Coalition. It includes large companies, such as Brown-Forman, as well as small, locally owned businesses.
A “Fairness Rally” in support of the legislation is being held at the state capitol rotunda in Frankfort Wednesday afternoon.
The Senate bill's chief sponsor is Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville.