The state of Kentucky, in reaction to a remark by Senatorial candidate Rand Paul, has passed new civil rights legislation. In an interview, Paul criticized the 1964 Civil Rights Act, saying that the federal government should not have the power to force restaurants to serve minorities if they do not want to.
Gerald Neal, Kentucky state senator, said he was personally offended by the remark. On Friday, Neal introduced legislation that declares any form of discrimination to be inconsistent with American values. The resolution was immediately by the Kentucky legislature.
Rand Paul Remarks Lead Kentucky Legislature To Pass Civil Rights Legislation | The Huffington Post