A coalition of Kentucky human rights groups is reporting that
83% of respondents to a recent survey voiced support for gay and lesbian
protections in housing, public accommodations, and the workplace.
The groups, which conducted the survey, say only 65% supported those protections in 2004.
"The survey results confirm what we hear in talking to our neighbors throughout the state -- Kentuckians want to be fair, but many have no idea that employers can legally fire people for being gay or transgender or deny them housing or service in a restaurant, " noted Michael Aldridge, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.
The survey coincides with a new public outreach campaign (pictured) aimed at increasing acceptance of LGBT people.