GOP advances bill opponents say would pave the way for discrimination of LGBTQ Kentuckians

February 22, 2024

Basically that’s what this bill says.”People hold signs while attending a LGBTQ rally in the rotunda at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Greg Chafuen, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, spoke alongside Rawlings on Wednesday as he presented his bill. Andy Beshear applauds during a LGBTQ rally in the rotunda at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. May O’Nays, a Lousiville-based drag queen who has publicly opposed mirror bills — House Bill 402 and Senate Bill 147 — filed by Republicans to restrict drag performances, said inclusion doesn’t have to be a scary thing. Drag performer May O’Nays sings before a LGBTQ rally in the rotunda at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.