Individual Rights Champion to Speak
April 26, 2002
421 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011
By Jeanne Houck, Post staff reporter
State Sen. Ernesto Scorsone will speak at a fund-raiser Saturday for the
Northern Kentucky Fairness Alliance, a newly formed chapter of the statewide
organization which has championed individual rights for eight years.
Scorsone, D-Lexington, will speak at "An Evening to Benefit
Fairness" at Margo’s Restaurant in Covington.
"Sen. Scorsone is a long-time defender of fairness in Kentucky,"
said Charles King, spokesman for the Northern Kentucky Fairness Alliance.
Scorsone was counsel for two court cases—one which overturned state law
outlawing sodomy in Kentucky, and one that guaranteed gay and lesbian couples
protections against domestic violence, King said.
He also fought efforts to curtail rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and
trans-gendered people, sponsored a 1998 amendment to the state’s hate crimes
law to include sexual orientation and co-sponsored Kentucky’s AIDS
legislation, King said.
King said the Covington Human Rights Commission is planning to recommend
that the Covington City Commission amend its human rights ordinance to
prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, as Lexington and
Louisville have done.
The Northern Kentucky Fairness Alliance meets the fourth Monday of every
month. Call King at 491-3608 for information about the fairness alliance and
for dinner reservations at Saturday’s fund-raiser at the restaurant at 404
Festivities will include an open-bar cocktail hour and a cash-bar social.
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