Actor Kelsey Grammer advocates for Marsy’s Law in statewide ad campaign
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Actor Kelsey Grammer is appearing in ads running in Kentucky for Marsy’s Law.
Marsy’s Law will be the only constitutional amendment on the ballot in Kentucky this year and advocates say it would expand the legal rights of crime victims and their families.
The ad is encouraging Kentuckians to vote YES for the amendment.
Grammer, who is best-known for his starring role in the hit television sitcom “Frasier,” says he witnessed first-hand the lack of rights for crime victims and their surviving family members following the murder of his father, Frank Grammer, and the rape and murder of his sister, Karen Grammer.
“In my sister’s case, I have been given a voice in the parole hearings of her killers. But that’s not always true in Kentucky,” Grammer says in the ad. “Marsy’s Law for Kentucky gives crime victims equal rights and a voice in the process. Please vote YES on Marsy’s Law.”
Marsy’s Law passed the Kentucky General Assembly in 2018 and was placed on the ballot for the November 6 Primary election.
But earlier this month, Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled the question posted to voters on the ballot is misleading. It is too late to remove the question from the ballot, but he ordered election officials not to certify the results of the vote.
Some state senators have filed an appeal to Wingate’s ruling.