Kentucky General Election Reminder — Please Vote!

Today, Tuesday, November 3 is Kentucky’s general election.  In this election, we have the opportunity to vote for a new governor, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, agricultural commissioner, treasurer, secretary of state, and, for some, Lexington Urban County Council 1st District.  These individuals will have a huge impact on Kentuckians’ lives, including what responsibilities we hold county clerks accountable for (looking at you, Kim Davis), whether Medicaid will be expanded on defunded, and whether teachers will still receive/how they will receive a pension plan.  To learn more about the available candidates, click on the above links or here for all of them at once.  To figure out where your polling location is, click here.  And, as you go to the polls (open from 6am — 6pm), I encourage you to vote not only for your best interests but for those of our state’s most vulnerable populations.  Thank you.

* Photo from the Lexington Herald Leader, http://www.kentucky.com/2015/10/31/4115749_voters-guide-where-the-candidates.html?rh=1

Federal Judge Orders Kentucky County Clerk to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Photo by Timothy D. Easley, Associated Press

Photo by Timothy D. Easley, Associated Press

Yesssss!  I have referenced this case a couple times, first in “Government Officials Refusing to Allow Same-Sex Couples to Marry” and then in “Using Your Personal Beliefs to Deny Others Their Rights,” and I am so excited to announce that the federal judge ruled that Kim Davis has to issue same-sex marriage licenses.  You can read the story here.

Of course, this isn’t the end of the story because she’s appealing and anything could happen, but it’s still GREAT news.  It’s great to see a judge standing up for equal rights, and it’s affirming to see that someone values the separation of church and state.  I’ll be following this story closely, but for tonight, it feels like a win.  -mini fist pump-