In Kentucky and across the nation, there is still a dispute as to how far anti-discrimination laws should go in protecting people based on sexual orientation/transgender rights. There are many laws shielding employees or prospective employees who are confronted with disability discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and more. But there is an ongoing debate regarding this issue as it is gaining greater attention. This will be a critical concern in the future and people should be aware of it to ensure their rights are protected.
Increasingly, Kentuckians and people across the United States are feeling free to be who they are and not live in fear that coming out with their sexual orientation or as a person seeking to be or is already transgender will cost them their job or an opportunity at a job. People who fall into the sexual orientation/transgender rights category should have the ability to achieve just as anyone else. While it is a best-case scenario that everyone is tolerant and understanding, that is not always the case.