Regional
6:44 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Rally for Gay Rights to Be Held in Frankfort Wednesday

A gay rights group has planned a rally at the Kentucky State Capitol Wednesday in support of anti-discrimination legislation. The Fairness Coalition will also press for tougher anti-bullying laws at the 1:30 p.m. EST events.

Proponents from across Kentucky are expected to take part, including the mayor of the tiny eastern Kentucky town of Vicco that recently passed an ordinance protecting residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The rally is intended to pressure lawmakers to pass legislation pending in the House and Senate that would protect all Kentuckians from such discrimination. It's also to push lawmakers to pass the anti-bullying bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.