Proposed Bill For Clinical Trials For Medical Marijuana In Kentucky
Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, filed a bill that is attempting to get clinical trials set up to study the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 236, would commandeer funding for clinical trials. The bill pulls funds from Kentucky Access, which is a health insurance program for high-risk patients that is winding down because of the new health benefit exchange being in place. If the bill is successful clinical health trials could begin in March 31, 2015.
Gay Marriage Recognized In Kentucky, For Now
Kentucky, for the moment, recognizes gay marriage. The ruling today by Honorable John G. Heyburn made marriage between same sex couples that were performed in states where it is legal are now recognized in Kentucky. Honorable Judge Heyburn ruled that Kentucky’s marriage amendment and statutes violate the right to equal protection under the law.
The Attorney General for Kentucky asked Judge Heyburn to stay the ruling, but Judge Heyburn did not address the motion. Citing the importance of the case, the Attorney General of Kentucky Continue reading
Roman Catholic Schoolteacher Alleges She Was Fired For Having In Vitro Fertilization
A former schoolteacher in Indiana has filed a lawsuit against the Northern Indiana Diocese. The former Roman Catholic teacher has filed suit alleging she was fired for using in vitro fertilization. She claims the school discriminated against her based on her gender and on infertility, which is considered a disability, by firing her for using in vitro fertilization.
Breach to Target’s System Allows Credit and Debit Card Information to be Stolen
It is estimated that over 40 Million Target accounts have been compromised. There was a security breach at Target stores which began on or around November 27th, right before “Black Friday,” and continued through at least December 15th. The security breach allowed hackers to access Target customer’s credit card and debit card data. Target announced December 20th, that it had been hacked and that there had been a compromise to millions of card holder accounts. Continue reading