Morgan McGarvey http://wfpl.org en Kentucky State Senator to File Statewide Fairness Bill http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-senator-file-statewide-fairness-bill <p>FRANKFORT — A Louisville state senator says he will file a bill that would make it illegal for employers in Kentucky to discriminate against employees on the basis of sexual orientation.</p><p>In a speech on the issue, Sen. Morgan McGarvey began by discussing the plight of University of Missouri tight end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam, who recently<a href="/post/nfl-prospect-michael-sam-comes-out-gay"> came out as gay.</a></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:39:15 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8563 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Senator to File Statewide Fairness Bill Shaughnessy Resigns from Kentucky State Senate http://wfpl.org/post/shaughnessy-resigns-kentucky-state-senate <p>Kentucky state Senator Tim Shaughnessy, D-Louisville, has officially resigned.</p><p>Last fall, <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2011/11/10/shaughnessy-forgoes-re-election-bid-to-state-senate/">Shaughnessy announced he was not seeking re-election</a> after serving more than 20 years in the state legislature. And with no plans of a special session or imperative issues on the interim agenda, Shaughnessy says now is the best time to step down.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:03:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 855 at http://wfpl.org Shaughnessy Resigns from Kentucky State Senate