Human Rights Commission Report Shows Racial Discrimination Complaints Most Prevalent

For the 51st year in a row, the Kentucky Human Rights Commission has heard more complaints about racial discrimination than any other issue. The commission handles cases of discrimination for any protected class in Kentucky. That includes race, gender, age, color, disability, familial status, national origin, religion and smoking status. The panel released its annual report […]

Berea City Council Approves Creation Of 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 […]

Fairness Ordinance Supporters To Rally In Berea

Thanks to Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio Months of debate at Berea City Council meetings and forums haven’t moved the issue of a fairness ordinance any closer to being resolved. Since May, the eastern Kentucky city has been considering extending its anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Right now, the Berea council […]

After Months, Berea Still Taking “First Step” on Human Rights Commission

Despite months of meetings on a proposed fairness ordinance and human rights commission, members of the Berea city council still say they’re taking the “first step” on the issue. In May, the council first considered passing an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and creating a commission to educate the public. A subcommittee was […]