*To dilute recent comments made by Republican Rand Paul, the Kentucky Senate, hurried up and adopted a resolution declaring any form of discrimination to be inconsistent with American values.
Louisville Democratic Sen. Gerald Neal, Kentucky’s lone black state senator, introduced the resolution Friday during a special session on the state budget, reports the AP. It was adopted without a single objection in the predominantly Republican chamber.
Neal said he took personal offense at the comment made last week by Paul, a nominee for U.S. Senate, who was criticizing the 1964 Civil Rights Act. During in an MSNBC interview, he said the federal government shouldn’t have the power to force restaurants to serve minorities if business owners don’t want to.
Neal said Paul’s “extreme belief” has made Kentucky “a laughingstock.”