79% of Kentucky Voters Oppose ‘Healthcare Discrimination Law’ to be Heard in KY Senate Judiciary Committee Tomorrow at 9:30 am

Frankfort — Kentucky Senate Bill 83, a “Healthcare Discrimination Law” that would disproportionately affect LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities, is slated to receive a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow, Thursday, February 11 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

The bill, proposed by Senator Steve Meredith (R-Leitchfield), would allow any worker in a healthcare setting to deny any service or refuse to perform their job based on any philosophical or religious belief without repercussion. The Fairness Campaign and a growing number of opposing organizations plan to testify against the bill in committee.
According to a recent poll by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, Inc., 79% of Kentucky voters oppose the measure, including 74% of Republicans and 83% of Democrats. The poll was conducted February 1-4, 2021 with 625 registered voters.

Groups Opposing SB 83:

  • ACLU-KY – The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
  • Civitas, Regional LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
  • Fairness Campaign
  • KASAP – Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs
  • KCADV – The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • KCC – Kentucky Council of Churches
  • KPA – Kentucky Psychological Association
  • Kentucky Mental Health Coalition
  • NASW KY – National Association of Social Workers – Kentucky Chapter
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky
For information distribution from Fairness Campaign. As a 501(c)3 Queer Kentucky legally cannot endorse.
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