About this Case

Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children (KBHC) is a private organization that receives some funding from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for its services to at-risk children.  After KBHC fired a lesbian employee for violation of its religious beliefs, she—along with another lesbian who claimed that she wanted to apply for employment but would not because it would be futile—sued KBHC for employment discrimination and sued Kentucky officials along with KBHC for violating the Establishment Clause.

Summary of NLF's Brief

Our brief focused on “standing.”  “Standing” is the concept that not everyone can sue someone else.  Certain requirements must be met.  This is especially true when some claims standing—claims they can sue—merely because they are a taxpayer.  We argued that the two lesbians did not have taxpayer standing.