Berea Council Approves Human Rights Panel
The Berea City Council has adopted an ordinance that will create a Human Rights Commission to investigate discrimination complaints. But activists are upset that the council declined to consider an ordinance that would offer protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The council had been considering a fairness ordinance similar those on the books in Lexington, Louisville and Covington, but instead opted for the creation of the commission. Prior to the meeting, hundreds of activists marched and rallied, urging the council to approve the legal protections.