Help protest Kentucky Farm Bureau hatred at state fair

The Kentucky Farm Bureau still hates gays.

The insurance company, and its lobbying arm, which proclaims to be the “Voice of Kentucky Agriculture,” continues to promote discrimination and oppression, targeting the LGBTQ community, women’s reproductive rights, teachers and organized labor … among others.

In its annual policy book, sent to state legislators, the Farm Bureau Federation outlines its mission and legislative agenda. It covers such topics as agriculture services, transportation and infrastructure, water resources, wildlife and healthcare. It says these “priority issues are ideas that are timely and could have the most impact on the lives of rural Kentuckians.

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