Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution and federal laws enacted by Congress, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Civil rights include protection from unlawful discrimination.

Civil rights law ensures the equal treatment of individuals and protects them against discrimination in various forms and settings. There are several sources of civil rights law, including the United States Constitution, legislation, and case law.

The most significant civil rights legislation includes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These two laws, along with other legislation, prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, nationality, age, and disability. Kentucky has its own Civil Rights protection, titled the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, which is found in KRS Chatper 344. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act mirrors the Federal Civil Rights Act, and prohibits discrimination in:

  • Education
  • Voting
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • And more

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