Lexington Joins Louisville in Asking California for Travel Ban Exemption

Jun 27, 2017

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is joining the mayor of Kentucky’s largest city in asking the state of California to exempt them from a ban on travel to Kentucky.

As WEKU’s John Hingsbergen reports, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer sent his letter Monday.  


The ban on state-funded travel, announced last week, is aimed at places that exhibit discrimination toward Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

In a short letter to California’s Attorney General, Mayor Gray wrote, “Lexington is a city that welcomes everyone, and we take great pride in opening our doors and a city where everyone feels valued and appreciated.”

Gray went on to point out that eighteen years ago, Lexington was one of the first cities in the South to pass a Fairness ordinance.

NOTE: As of Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Gray’s office has not yet received a reply to the letter.