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Process for challenging ‘obscene’ books, school programs becomes law without Beshear’s signature

BY: - March 27, 2023

A bill that opponents warn could lead to book banning became law without Gov. Andy Beshear’s signature after the governor chose not to sign or veto the measure. Secretary of State Michael Adams said Senate Bill 5 was delivered to his office without the governor’s signature Monday afternoon.  The measure, which had an emergency clause […]


Can’t find the word? Try ‘bigotry’

BY: - March 21, 2023

In the penultimate courtroom scene in 1993’s “Philadelphia,” Denzel Washington’s character demands the court acknowledge the subject they have danced uncomfortably around throughout the trial. “Your honor, everybody in this courtroom is thinking about sexual orientation, sexual preference, whatever you want to call it,” he says. “Who does what to whom and how they do […]

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Kentucky House approves book challenge bill after multiple attempts to alter it fail

BY: - March 16, 2023

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House rejected pleas of some Republicans to add a ban on  public drag shows and some parental rights provisions to a bill mandating a complaint process for parents to challenge school materials they consider “harmful to minors.” Senate Bill 5, primarily sponsored by Sen. Jason Howell, R-Murray, came onto the House […]

Bill mandating process for parents to challenge books, programs in Kentucky public schools advances

BY: - March 13, 2023

A controversial bill that would mandate a process in all of Kentucky’s 171 public school districts for parents to challenge materials, programs or events they consider “harmful to minors” received a House committee’s approval Monday in a party-line vote.  Sen. Jason Howell, R-Murray, the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 5, said before the House Education […]