Fairness Ordinance

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8:35 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Danville Becomes 7th Kentucky City to Adopt a Fairness Ordinance

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A seventh Kentucky city has approved an ordinance providing protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The Danville City Commissioners on Monday approved the ordinance 4-1, according to the Fairness Campaign. Danville Mayor Bernie Hunstad opposed the measure. 

The Advocate Messenger newspaper adds: 

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7:39 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Kentucky State Senator to File Statewide Fairness Bill

Fairness demonstrators in the state Capitol in 2013.
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FRANKFORT — A Louisville state senator says he will file a bill that would make it illegal for employers in Kentucky to discriminate against employees on the basis of sexual orientation.

In a speech on the issue, Sen. Morgan McGarvey began by discussing the plight of University of Missouri tight end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam, who recently came out as gay.

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Local News
7:29 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Morehead, Kentucky, Adopts Fairness Ordinance

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Morehead has become the sixth Kentucky city to adopt a fairness ordinance.

The Morehead City Council has approved legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Similar ordinances have been passed in Covington, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville and the small eastern Kentucky town of Vicco.

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Local News
10:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Breakdown of How Louisville Fairness Cases Fare Once Filed

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Yesterday, a former Audubon Park Police sergeant discussed a Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission finding that the suburban city department had improperly fired him because he'd complained about harassment stemming from the fact that he's gay.

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Local News
4:36 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Frankfort Commissioners Again Prepared to Vote on Fairness Proposal


The Frankfort Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a final vote Thursday morning on a proposed fairness ordinance.

City commissioners were set to vote on the issue Monday night, but delayed taking action after amending the definition of family to include legal guardianship. Since the wording was changed, the panel approved a first reading instead.

The ordinance would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or perceived gender identity.

Local News
10:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

What Kentucky's Fairness Campaign Learned from Vicco, Kentucky

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Kentucky’s Fairness Campaign leaders say they plan to use the small eastern Kentucky city of Vicco as a model for grassroots movements pushing fairness ordinances in other cities.

Last week, Vicco became the fourth Kentucky city and the smallest city nationwide to adopt a fairness ordinance. The law protects all residents from discrimination regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion or age.

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