Gay-rights group sues state

Posted: 4/26/2006 by Floyd in

Frankfurt, Ky. A gay-rights group filed suit Tuesday against Gov. Ernie Flecther over his dicision to keep $11 million in state funds earmarked for a Baptist college in southeastern Kentucky that expelled an openly gay student earlier this month. Christina Gilgor, executive director of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance, asked a Franklin Circuit Court judge to prevent the state from giving public money to the University of the Cumberlands. The school is located in the district of Republican Senate President David Williams, and he has been an advocate of funding for the program.
Kentucky's constitution prohibits the state from using tax money in support of religious institutions or entities that discriminate against citizens, according to the law suit. Gilgor said "We are asking the governor to uphold the law and not allow the funding to the University of the Cumberlands. Flecther's take on this is the money came from coal severance taxes paid by coal companies, and not by individual taxpayers of the state.
Flecther is not a stranger to the law, he is being investigated for alledged hiring practices, in other words he did not hire based on merit but based on politics, kind of like when Bush tapped Mike Brown to be director of FEMA. The Gov. Flecther administration filed a similar suit Tuesday seeking a judge's ruling on the matter. The school in question is located in Whitley County.


  1. michele says:

    Will the madness in politics
    ever end?Until people do their
    homework on the on these politicians we'll keep electing

  1. Floyd says:

    Exactly Michele, the Gov. approval rating is lower than Bush's hovering around 30%.