Trey Grayson, the former Secretary of State for Kentucky and a proud Republican based in Northern Kentucky, is a strong supporter of LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections. His support for LGBTQ protections draws on his faith, his commitment to family, and his belief in the core values of the Republican Party.
Trey is part of the growing majority of conservatives who support comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. He also understands that some conservatives are not yet there – but he encourages his fellow Republicans to open their hearts and minds and consider reconsidering the importance of protecting all Americans from discrimination.
“It’s OK to change your mind on issues,” he said. “I did. I’ve evolved. I think I’m in the right spot now. My guess is there’s a whole lot of other people who are struggling with these issues, just like I used to. … I’d like to tell my fellow Republicans that my support for nondiscrimination laws, policies, guidelines is all rooted in the principles of the Republican Party: In Freedom, In Faith, In Family. My hope is that I can inspire a few people to say, ‘Oh yeah, I think you’re right, Trey.'”