Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Out and Proud

More of this kind of stuff, please.

Lexington, Kentucky) State Senator Ernesto Scorsone came out Tuesday, becoming the first gay Kentucky state officeholder.

The 51 year old Democrat made the announcement in a speech at the Governor's Equal Employment Opportunity Conference in Louisville.

Scorsone praised Gov. Paul Patton for signing an executive order in May prohibiting discrimination against state employees or job applicants on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

"As a public official I was proud that our government was taking this step toward fairness," Scorsone said.

"As a gay Kentuckian, I was proud of the executive order because, while I personally may have been fortunate when it comes to job discrimination, other gay Kentuckians have not."