fairness ordinance


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

The measure could have implications for an ongoing lawsuit against a Lexington apparel company that refused on religious grounds to print T-shirts requested by organizers of the city’s gay pride festival.

Berea City Council Votes Against Fairness Ordinance Proposal

Oct 7, 2014
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After three years of debating the issue, the Berea City Council has voted down a proposed fairness ordinance.   The measure failed Tuesday night by a vote of 3 to 5.

The measure sought to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations. 

Berea Council Holding Forum on Gay Rights Law

Sep 16, 2014

Berea's City Council is holding a forum to discuss an upcoming vote on an ordinance that prohibits discrimination against gays.

A number of Kentucky communities have enacted so-called "fairness ordinances," prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or perceived gender identity, the most recent of which is Frankfort.   The capital city has become the fifth in the state to do so among Lexington, Louisville, Covington and the eastern Kentucky city of Vicco.