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Petitioning Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Johnny Bell and 31 others

Tell the Kentucky Legislature: Transgender Equality Matters! Commonwealth of Kentucky Transgender Rights!


Homicides against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, compiled by a national coalition of anti-hate organizations show that hate crimes against the Transgender Community has increased 13%, with 44% of them actually being killed in attacks.

Hate crimes are running amok across the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Equality Federation urges the Kentucky House and Senate to pass legislation stating the following:

"Gender identity” shall mean a person's gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth. 

Any Transgendered citizen of the Commonwealth may provide evidence to any District Judge, including, but not limited to, medical history, care or treatment of the gender-related identity, consistent and uniform assertion of the gender-related identity or any other evidence that the gender-related identity is sincerely held, as part of a person's core identity.*

The District Judge may then order their "sex" or "gender" changed to that of their appearance or behavior on Driver's License, Kentucky I.D. Card, or Driver's Permit regardless of their actual assigned sex.  

* Provided however, gender-related identity shall not be asserted for any improper purpose.

-- See related discrimination and hate crimes acorss the Commonwealth of Kentucky in related news articles and stories:

1. Hate crime alleged in attack in Harlan 

2. Group wants feds to investigate an alleged hate crime

3. Growing Up Gay and Transgendered in Appalachia (The Atlantic National Magazine)

THANK YOU FOR SIGNING THIS PETITION.  PLEASE LIKE IT ON FACEBOOK AND FORWARD IT TO YOUR FRIENDS!

"If you turn a blind eye and allow any government founded on our authority to trodden on fundamental civil liberties entitled to all citizens, you open a Pandora's Box to allow Governments to suppress additional civil liberties. Denial of civil rights to specific people is immoral regardless of how people try to justify it. If history has taught us anything, it is that denial of human rights to one group of people leads to the denial of human rights to another." - Kentucky Equality Federation President Jordan Palmer

Letter to
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Johnny Bell
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Tom Riner
Speaker Pro Tem, Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Larry Clark
and 29 others
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Sannie Overly
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Dennis Horlander
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Tommy Turner
Kentucky Senate Senior Senator Julian M. Carroll
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Kelly Flood
Former Speaker, Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Jody Richards
Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Jim Wayne
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Robert R. Damron
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Leslie Combs
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Charles Miller
Kentucky Senate Senior Senator Kathy W. Stein
Board of Directors Kentucky Equality Federation
Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Mary Lou Marzian
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Susan Westrom
Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Jimmie Lee
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Jim Stewart
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Lonnie Napier
Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Tom Burch
Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Governor Governor's Communications Office
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Carl Rollins
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Ron Crimm
Kentucky House of Representatives Senior Representative Ruth Ann Palumbo
Minority Caucus Chair, Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Bob M. DeWeese
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative David Watkins
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative David Osborne
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Rick G. Nelson
Kentucky Senate Senator Alice Forgy Kerr
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Joni L. Jenkins
Kentucky House of Representatives Representative Tommy Thompson
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Commonwealth of Kentucky Transgender Equality.

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Transgender Hate Crimes have increased 13% with 44% of them being killed!

Homicides against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, compiled by a national coalition of anti-hate organizations show that hate crimes against the Transgender Community has increased 13%, with 44% of them actually being killed in attacks.

Hate crimes are running amok across the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Equality Federation urges the Kentucky House and Senate to pass legislation stating the following:

"Gender identity” shall mean a person's gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth.

Any Transgendered citizen of the Commonwealth may provide evidence to any District Judge, including, but not limited to, medical history, care or treatment of the gender-related identity, consistent and uniform assertion of the gender-related identity or any other evidence that the gender-related identity is sincerely held, as part of a person's core identity.*

The District Judge may then order their "sex" or "gender" changed to that of their appearance or behavior on Driver's License, Kentucky I.D. Card, or Driver's Permit regardless of their actual assigned sex.

* Provided however, gender-related identity shall not be asserted for any improper purpose.

-- See related Kentucky Equality Federation discrimination and hate crimes acorss the Commonwealth of Kentucky in related news articles and stories:

1. Hate crime alleged in attack in Harlan: http://news.kyequality.org/2011/09/hate-crime-alleged-in-attack-in-harlan.html

2. Group wants feds to investigate an alleged hate crime: http://news.kyequality.org/2011/08/alleging-hate-crime-harlan-county.html

3. Growing Up Gay and Transgendered in Appalachia (The Atlantic National Magazine): http://news.kyequality.org/2011/05/growing-up-gay-and-transgendered-in.html

StoryCorps recordings will speak to sexual orientation in rural Kentucky: http://news.kyequality.org/2011/04/storycorps-recordings-will-speak-to.html

"If you turn a blind eye and allow any government founded on our authority to trodden on fundamental civil liberties entitled to all citizens, you open a Pandora's Box to allow Governments to suppress additional civil liberties. Denial of civil rights to specific people is immoral regardless of how people try to justify it. If history has taught us anything, it is that denial of human rights to one group of people leads to the denial of human rights to another." - Kentucky Equality Federation President Jordan Palmer

cc: Kentucky Equality Federation Board of Directors
cc: Brandon Combs, Chairman of the Board
cc: Jordan Palmer, President
cc: Attorney Jillian Hall, Vice President of Legal
cc: Josh Koch, Vice President of Policy & Public Relations
cc: Kentucky Equality Federation Ambassadors of Goodwill

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