Hands On Originals

The Kentucky Supreme Court has sided with a print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt because he says it was against his religious beliefs.

Alan Lytle

How fair is the city of Lexington for its LGBTQ citizens 20 years after passing the Fairness Ordinance, especially in the face of well-organized, well-funded opposition from religious freedom groups?  A panel of advocates discussed the future of laws designed to protect citizens from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation and others who are challenging these ordinances largely on religious grounds.

Josh James / WUKY

With the Kentucky Supreme Court set to weigh in on the discrimination case against Lexington t-shirt maker Hands On Originals, gay rights advocates are preparing a ruling that could force communities to rethink how fairness ordinances are interpreted.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Kentucky's Republican governor is urging the state's highest court to rule in favor of a company whose owner refused to print T-shirts for a gay rights festival because of his Christian beliefs.

Lexington Pride Fest

The Kentucky Court of Appeals handed another win to Lexington t-shirt maker Hands On Originals Friday.

Lexington Pride Fest

An attorney representing Lexington t-shirt maker Hands On Originals told Kentucky Court of Appeals judges Tuesday that his client did not violate the city’s fairness ordinance by refusing to print shirts for a 2012 gay pride festival.


A judge in Lexington has ruled in favor of a shop that refused to print T-shirts for a gay pride festival.

A Lexington business has appealed a ruling by the city's Human Rights Commission that it discriminated against an organization by refusing to print T-shirts for a gay rights festival.