fairness ordinance

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The City of Paducah's Human Rights Commission should still be considered the 'first stop' for all complaints of discrimination, under the new ordinance, said Mayor Brandi Harless. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The City of Paducah now has protections in place for people with complaints of discrimination based on  gender identity and sexual orientation. Commissioners voted Tuesday night to adopt what LGBTQ advocates call a ‘fairness ordinance.’

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The largest city in Kentucky without a fairness ordinance will host its first pride festival later this month. 

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Supporters of a 'fairness ordinance' will lobby the Bowling Green City Commission Tuesday evening. 

Lisa Autry, WKYU

Bowling Green will not become the next Kentucky city to enact a fairness ordinance that would have banned discrimination against the LGBT community. 

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  Members of Bowling Green’s LGBT community and their supporters will be anxiously watching when the Bowling Green City Commission meets Tuesday. After years of effort, a fairness ordinance will be on the agenda.  Bowling Green is the largest Kentucky city without a law protecting individuals from discrimination based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. Patti Minter is a member of the local fairness coalition.

 

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Local ordinances that protect Kentuckians from sexual orientation-based discrimination by businesses would be rendered irrelevant by bill that passed a Senate committee Thursday.

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  Efforts are underway to make Elizabethtown the ninth Kentucky city with a fairness ordinance.

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The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights’ director says protecting against sexual orientation discrimination is the next step in the civil rights campaign.  John J. Johnson says the commission has been focused in recent years on extending fairness ordinances in local communities throughout the commonwealth.

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A failed vote on a fairness ordinance in Berea this week isn’t the first time such an ordinance has failed.

Murray Human Rights Commission Chair Jody Cofer Randall said despite a Henderson ordinance’s passage in 1999 the City Commission rescinded it within 18 months after community outcry.

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