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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

News: Kentucky retracts gay protection because of transgenders

Usually I post in the morning, but this was too interesting to ignore. Following up on this morning's post about the governor of Kentucky retracting a state policy protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender public employees, Brett Hall, a spokesman for Governor Fletcher, said there was "no intention to discriminate against anyone."

Hall said the administration was concerned that the policy on sexual orientation was too broad because it extended to transgender people. Last year, the state Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet was unable to decide which restroom a transgender employee should use. "These types of special privileges are not only difficult to comply with, but it's very expensive," Hall said, saying it could lead to lawsuits or require the state to build additional restrooms.

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