Robert Goforth on Civil Rights
Constitution protects LGBTQ rights
Q: What will you do to support LGBTQ Kentuckians? What will you do to protect people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity?
A: I believe that the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky protect everyone equally under the law.
Source: KFTC.org on 2019 Kentucky Gubernatorial race
, Aug 7, 2019
Protect religious beliefs against LGBTQ people
Robert Goforth co-sponsored House Bill 372 to set forth protected religious beliefs or moral convictions:
Analysis by Rewire News Legislative Tracker:: HB 372 would create government protections for the "sincerely held" religious beliefs or moral convictions of religious organizations.
The bill would allow private businesses to legally refuse service to LGBTQ people based on the owner's religious belief.
- restrict state government from taking discriminatory actions against religious organizations for certain actions
- allow a person to assert
a claim against state government as a defense against certain discriminatory actions
- declare that the protections of free exercise of religious beliefs afforded are in addition to protections under federal and state law and federal and state
Legislative outcome:Referred to Judiciary (died in Committee)
Source: Kentucky legislative voting records: HB 372
, Feb 14, 2018
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