On Tuesday night, the Berea City Council will hold the second and final public hearing on an ordinance that would protect gay and transgender individuals from discrimination in housing and employment. After the forum, the council will decide whether or not they will take a vote on the ordinance. The Fairness Campaign has been working… Continue reading Berea Could Become the Fourth Kentucky City With a Fairness Ordinance
A number of residents gathered Tuesday night to sound off on a not-yet-drafted fairness ordinance being considered by the Berea City Council. The measure will extend civil rights protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered residents. In Kentucky, only Louisville, Lexington and Covington currently have laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity… Continue reading Berea Residents Debate Fairness Law at Public Forum
Members of the Berea City Council will hold a public forum Tuesday to consider amending a local ordinance that would extend civil rights protections to residents based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. In Kentucky, only Louisville, Lexington and Covington have those laws on the books and gay rights groups have tried unsuccessfully to… Continue reading Berea City Council Considering Fairness Law
In Kentucky, only Louisville, Lexington and Covington currently have laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing and employment. The Fairness Campaign has spent months working to make Richmond the 4th city to pass such a law. But director Chris Hartman says the efforts have stalled, and there’s no estimate on when Richmond lawmakers may vote on a fairness ordinance.
Despite any progress on the federal level, Hartman says advocates should continue to support fairness laws on the city and state levels. The Fairness Campaign supports a repeal of Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign is also working with city lawmakers in Berea and Richmond to pass fairness ordinances akin to Louisville’s.
The Fairness Coalition has released the results of the first survey on the topic in six years. (PDF of the results) The poll, which the coalition commissioned, shows majority support for protections from discrimination in housing and employment and the extension of hospital visitation rights to LGBT partners.
Members of the Kentucky General Assembly are preparing for the 2011 session. And the head of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign hopes the legislature will take a cue from the U.S. Congress on one issue.
Director Chris Hartman’s group and other organizations have been speaking out against the law, which they believe is discriminatory.
At least eight of the candidates for Louisville mayor will take part in a forum Tuesday night, sponsored by ten local social justice organizations. Chris Hartman with the Fairness Campaign says the event begins at 6:00pm at the Metro United Way Building at 334 East Broadway. “Each of the ten co-sponsoring organizations has pre-sumitted one… Continue reading Mayoral Forum Set For Tuesday Evening