FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- An ex-police officer who says he was fired because of his sexual orientation has urged Kentucky lawmakers to pass an anti-discrimination bill aimed at protecting gays.
Former police Sgt. Kile Nave voiced support Wednesday for a measure that would prohibit discrimination against gays in employment, housing and public accommodations. Nave told the House Judiciary Committee that he's a Christian, a Republican, a gun owner and gay.
He says he deserved to be protected against discrimination like everyone else.
The committee didn't vote on the measure, but gay rights advocates say that getting a chance to present the bill to a panel was historic.
The bill is similar to local ordinances in a half-dozen Kentucky cities.
The measure would exempt businesses with fewer than eight employees.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.