Strong, vibrant communities are built on diversity. I will strongly oppose racial, ethnic, gender, and religious discrimination. I support fair and equal economic opportunity. I support providing greater opportunities for people who have different physical or mental abilities through workplace integration.

I also strongly support and will actively look to sponsor bills for full Pay Equity for women employed in state and local government sectors, and look to use tax incentives for companies operating in Kentucky to meet the highest standards of gender and pay equity.  I will also look to sponsor better and stronger policies and programs to end violence against women; and look to help establish job re-entry programs for women with children who want to restart their paying careers either part-time or full-time.