On Tuesday night, the Berea City Council will hold the second and final public hearing on an ordinance that would protect gay and transgender individuals from discrimination in housing and employment.  After the forum, the council will decide whether or not they will take a vote on the ordinance.

The Fairness Campaign has been working for months to see the measure passed. Chris Hartman is the group’s director.

“We feel extraordinarily positive about the progress in Berea,” he said.   “Just last Thursday, local supporters — business leaders, religious leaders, students, teachers, everyone — came out to show that support to get that ordinance passed there.”

Berea would join Lexington, Louisville, and Covington as cities that have fairness ordinances. If the council decides to take the bill to a vote, it will most likely occur within a month.