For Immediate Release
July 13, 2009
Contact: Jody Cofer
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KENTUCKY FAIRNESS ALLIANCE APPLAUDS NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION’S
SUPPORT OF FAIRNESS
FRANKFORT - Last week, the National Education Association (NEA) passed a resolution through their General Assembly opposing discrimination of same-sex couples and supporting "obtaining, preserving, and strengthening basic civil and human rights under law."
Further, the resolution states, "NEA will support its affiliates seeking to enact state legislation that guarantees to same-sex couples the right to enter into a legally recognized relationship pursuant to which they have the same rights and benefits as similarly-situated heterosexual couples, including, without limitation, rights and benefits with regard to medical decisions, taxes, inheritance, adoption, and immigration."
Kentucky Fairness Alliance (KFA) applauds NEA's leadership on these issues in the education community. The NEA is a professional employee organization with over 3.2 million members.
“Education professionals play a critical leadership role in securing fair civil rights for those not currently codified in many state’s laws and under federal law” said Travis Myles, KFA Board Chairperson. “KFA calls on the Kentucky Education Association to pass a similar resolution and use such in educating others for a statewide fairness law in the Commonwealth.”
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The Kentucky Fairness Alliance is the leading statewide nonprofit organization in Kentucky seeking to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people through leadership development, public education and by encouraging participation in the democratic process.
The Ampersand symbolizes the solidarity we are building through Friends & Family, and suggests the inclusiveness we are working toward. It reflects the idea that no one individual, legislator, organization, or city can carry all the water for equality. Our success lies in our solidarity.