Mon March 18, 2013
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Covington City Leaders Ask Beshear to Block 'Religious Freedom' Bill

The mayor and city commissioners of Covington, Kentucky are asking Governor Steve Beshear to block the so-called ‘religious freedom’ bill, renewing pressure for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to join the opposition. In a unanimously approved resolution, the commission says HB 279 presents a risk to Covington’s Human Rights Ordinance, which forbids discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered residents.

Steve Beshear
Steve Beshear
Credit Rae Hodge/Kentucky Public Radio