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“Pass the Baton” mural in the works to honor Trinity Gay

Graffiti artist Dani Greene has big ideas for a new mural she plans to paint on the side of Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Funeral arrangements for Trinity Gay

Trinity Gay's family has announced funeral plans for the rising track star shot and killed over the weekend.

Local LGBT community weighs in on Orlando massacre

Josh Mers, the head of Lexington Fairness, says waking up to the news was heartbreaking. It's especially heartbreaking after gay days were just celebrated in Orlando and in the month of June when pride is celebrated throughout the nation.

Kentucky governor signs off on single marriage license form

Kentucky's governor has signed a bill creating one marriage license form for gay and straight couples in the state, where a county clerk was jailed for refusing to issue licenses to same-sex couples.

Mississippi gov. signs law allowing service denial to gays

Mississippi's governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers' religious beliefs.

House panel advances bill for 1 marriage license form

A Kentucky House committee has advanced a bill to create a single marriage license form for gay and straight couples.

Group rallies for state-wide LGBT anti-discrimination laws

A group in Kentucky wants to expand Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act to include the LGBT community.

Business coalition in Kentucky backs gay-rights bill

Gay-rights advocates in Kentucky are recruiting business support for statewide legislation aimed at protecting gays and bisexuals from discrimination in the workplace, in public places and housing.

Kentucky corporate LGBT inclusion numbers released

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms, including 5 in Kentucky.

AP-GfK Poll: Clerks should issue gay marriage licenses

A new AP-GfK poll finds that for the first time, most Americans expect public servants to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, even over religious objections.

Westboro Baptist Church protests in Rowan County

A group from Westboro Baptist Church was protesting against Kim Davis in Rowan County on Monday.

Vatican confirms pope met with gay student, partner

The Vatican is confirming that the only "audience" the pope had while he was in Washington was with a former student and his family: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who visited Francis with his longtime partner and some friends.

Obama: Religious freedom no excuse to deny rights to others

President Barack Obama says freedom of religion isn't a reason to deny Americans their constitutional rights.

Kentucky clerk refusing to issue gay marriage licenses due in court

A county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses will appear before a federal judge who could hold her in contempt of court.

Taxpayers facing $2.3 million tab in same-sex marriage case

Attorneys who successfully challenged Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage have submitted a bill for more than $2 million in legal fees, court costs and related expenses. Under federal civil-rights law, the state of Kentucky gets stuck with the tab as the losing party in the case.

Gay couples win, but still lose after Kentucky judge’s order

Two same-sex couples in a small eastern Kentucky county got everything they wanted in a ruling from a federal judge Monday, except for one sentence.

Defying order, clerk won’t give gay couple marriage license

A Kentucky clerk's office has turned away a gay couple seeking a marriage license, defying a federal judge's order that dismissed her argument involving religious freedom.

Clerk sues Kentucky governor over gay marriage directive

The Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed a lawsuit against the governor, claiming he violated her religious freedom by telling all clerks that they must either issue licenses or resign.

County clerk testifies in federal court against same-sex marriage

The Rowan County Clerk who is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union took the stand in federal court.

Same-sex marriage supporters gather in downtown Lexington; Mayor reacts to ruling

An estimated 200 same-sex marriage supporters gathered in downtown Lexington following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50-states. Mayor Jim Gray, who is gay, spoke to a boisterous crowd at the Fairness Awards Friday night.

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KSP is investigating a deadly house fire in Robertson County

State Police says one person is dead following a house fire.

LPD: Woman sent to hospital after car flips

Police tell ABC 36 they suspect the woman was driving under the influence when she hit two parked cars and flipped her own car.
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‘Stuff the Bus’ donation drive gives school supplies to families in need

The Salvation Army is hosting it's 'Stuff the Bus' school donation drive this weekend, helping families in need. 
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UK students move in with safety measures in place

It was the first move-in day for incoming students and it was one like never before with several COVID-19 safety measures in place.