Senate Bill 180, which critics have dubbed the “License to Discriminate” bill, passed by a 22-16 vote margin.
The Human Rights Campaign last month described SB 180 as an “outrageous bill that could allow individuals and businesses in the state to pick and choose which laws they follow in order to be able to discriminate against the LGBT community.” Critics also contend the measure would nullify LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances in Lexington, Louisville and six other Kentucky cities.
The Fairness Campaign, which opposes SB 180, on Tuesday urged members of the Kentucky House of Representatives to oppose the measure.
BREAKING: KY "License to Discriminate" passes Senate 22-16. CALL NOW 800-372-7181 ask your Representative & House Leadership to Oppose SB180
— Fairness Campaign (@FairnessCamp) March 15, 2016