Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Kentucky. Same-sex couples and families headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for all of the protections available to opposite-sex married couples. On February 12,a federal judge ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions, but the ruling was put on hold pending review by the Sixth Circuit.
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Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews. The Kentucky Supreme Court dismissed a discrimination claim Thursday against a print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt because he said it was against his religious beliefs.
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear a case involving a Christian t-shirt maker who refused to make shirts for a state LGBT organization, claiming it violated his religious principles. The group filed discrimination charges with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, which claimed Blaine had violated the city's fairness ordinance—which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations. I don't walk into my business every morning and leave my faith at the door. Adamson claims to have made t-shirts for a lesbian performer at the Pride celebration.
Inthe company refused to print shirts for Lexington's pride festival, claiming it violated the business's religious views. Sister station WKYT reports, attorneys for owner Blaine Adamson argued that this was an objection to the message not of the person or protected class requesting it. The human rights commission argued that a vendor has the freedom to choose what they sell but not to choose who they sell to.
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The state's high court dismissed the claim after two lower courts also ruled in favor of Lexington print shop Hands-On Originals. The design said "Lexington Pride Festival" on the front. The high court ruled Thursday that the gay advocacy group lacked standing to make a claim against shop owner Blaine Adamson because the city's gay rights law was written to protect individuals.
When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever. While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.