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Recent press releases:
Family group criticized Floor tactics used to pass HPV mandate (02/22/2007)
House Speaker Jody Richards today ruled out of order an amendment that would have made a bill mandating HPV vaccinations optional. Supporters of House Bill 345 argued that the bill, which required that a new drug that can prevent the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) be administered to young girls before going to middle school, was not a mandate.
Family group spokesman says SB 152 supports The Marriage Protection Amendment (02/14/2007)
The Senate Committee on State and Local Government heard testimony today regarding legislation about domestic partner benefits and their recent implementation at the University of Louisville. Senate Bill 152 prohibits all state agencies, including universities, from creating the legal status of domestic partner in order to issue health insurance benefits to the live-in partners of unmarried employees.
UK admits costs of partner benefits in the hundreds of thousands (01/15/2007)
Contrary to arguments made by the Kentucky Fairness Alliance and other proponents of giving benefits to live-in sexual partners at state universities, the University of Kentucky now admits that the program will have a price tag—and a fairly steep one, according to a report released by UK.
UK "thumbing its nose" at voters, says state family advocacy group (01/12/2007)
“UK is thumbing its nose at the General Assembly that passed the Marriage Amendment two years ago and the more than a million Kentucky voters who ratified it,” said the spokesman for a state family advocacy group about a UK committee recommendation to give taxpayer-funded benefits to the live-in sexual partners of its staff.
Family group says "Pelosi would be proud" of Stein selection (01/05/2007)
"Nancy Pelosi would be proud of this selection," said a spokesman for a family group after it was announced that the Kentucky House of Representative's most liberal member was appointed to head a committee that handles sensitive social issues.
Family group calls committee chair contest "a defining moment for the Democratic party" (01/02/2007)
A state family advocacy organization is calling the contest for the chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee a "defining moment" for the Kentucky Democratic Party. "Democratic leaders in the Kentucky House of Representatives are poised to make a decision that will tell us where they want to take the state politically and socially," said Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst with The Family Foundation.
Are all indiscretions in judicial races treated equally, asks state family group? (11/03/06)
The state family group that successfully sued to overturn restrictions on the campaign statements of judicial candidates is asking whether a state committee set up to oversee the conduct of judicial candidates is treating all the candidates equally.
State School Board reverses itself on B.C./A.D. controversy (06/14/06)
"This may be the shot heard 'round the world in the battle against political correctness in our schools," said Martin Cothran of The Family Foundation of Kentucky. These comments came after the State School Board reversed a decision it made in its April meeting that would have included the designations B.C.E. (Before the Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era) in referring to dates.
State School Board to revisit B.C./A.D. controversy (06/12/06)
The newly reconstituted Kentucky State School Board will revisit the controversy over including calendar designations that eliminate references to Christ in its Wednesday, June 14 meeting at the State Board room in Frankfort.
B.C./A.D. controversy gains national attention (06/12/06)
The controversy over the Kentucky Department of Education's attempt to introduce the new, religiously sanitized calendar designations, B.C. and A.D., into Kentucky schools is receiving attention from more national news organizations. Reports are running today on FOX News about the controversy.
The Family Foundation, others criticize calendar change at Frankfort hearing (05/31/06)
A spokesman for The Family Foundation was among several people who testified at a public hearing in Frankfort yesterday against the Kentucky Education Department’s recent attempt to change the way calendar dating is reckoned.
defends Governor's position on grant (04/25/06)
The Family Foundation responded to today's decision by a gay rights leader to sue Gov. Fletcher for his decision not to veto a state appropriation for the University of the Cumberlands. The grant to the small Baptist college drew attention after the school expelled a gay student for violating its behavior code.
Family group defends Fletcher hiring policy move, criticizes media bias (04/12/06)
The Family Foundation expressed its support today for the decision by the Fletcher administration to drop the term “sexual orientation” from the state’s anti-discrimination requirements, and criticized the media for including only criticism of the move in their reports.
Family group raises
concerns over criticism of Baptist university (04/12/06)
"If we ever needed an example of one group trying to impose its morality on others, the critics of University of the Cumberlands have now provided us with one," said Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst with The Family Foundation.
State board rejects
traditional dating system for jumble of acronyms (04/11/06)
The State School Board voted this morning to change the traditional B.C./A.D. dating system to a conglomeration of designations, a move that was criticized by The Family Foundation as a "capitulation to the winds of political correctness" and a move that will confuse students and teachers.
Kentucky school officials poised to change B.C./A.D. dating system (04/10/06)
“The ‘War on Christmas’ just got a whole lot wider,” said Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky. “This is an attempt to religiously sterilize the teaching of history in our schools. What is the compelling reason to eliminate the traditional B.C./A.D. dating system we have had for almost 2,000 years in favor of the politically correct B.C.E./C.E. system?”
The Family Foundation calls casino bill a product of "back room politics" (03/15/06)
“This is no way to do the public’s business,” said Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky, responding to today’s committee vote on HB 600, a constitutional amendment opening up the state to casino gambling. “The new version of this bill, which was apparently cooked up in a smoke- filled room somewhere, was sprung on committee members at the last possible moment and was voted on with no discussion.”
“A victory for the ACLU,” says family group (03/03/06)
“We can just hear the champagne corks being popped at ACLU headquarters,” said a spokesman for The Family Foundation of Kentucky in reaction to the defeat late Thursday of Senate Bill 236, a constitutional amendment that would prohibit activist judges from legislating their liberal political opinions from the bench.
Foundation applauds Senate Committee passage of amendment restricting judicial
The Family Foundation today applauded the approval today in a State Senate committee of Senate Bill 236, an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution that would prevent activist judges from imposing their liberal political views on Kentuckians and that would force them to adhere to the Constitution.
criticizes KEEP for breaking promise, introducing bills late (02/17/06)
The Family Foundation criticized pro-casino forces for waiting to introduce their bill too late in the legislative session and for apparently backtracking on earlier commitments to Kentuckians about limiting the scope of their plan.
The Family Foundation
supports Harmon amendment to Bullying Bill (01/19/06)
The Family Foundation of Kentucky supports House Floor Amendment 2 (HFA 2), introduced by Rep. Mike Harmon (R-Danville), to House Bill 270 CS, also known as the “Bullying Bill."
Big surprise: Pro-gambling poll by pro-gambling group finds support for gambling (01/05/06)
“This survey is the polling equivalent of loaded dice,” said Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky. “A poll by a pro-casino, gambling organization with questions slanted in favor of casino gambling is probably going to get a pro-casino, gambling result.”