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Wed July 11, 2012
Same-Sex Couple Told To Leave Richmond Park
RICHMOND, Ky. -- A lesbian couple and a photographer say they were asked to leave a park in Richmond after the couple kissed.
Cheri Chenault and her partner, Destiny Keith, were having maternity photos taken by photographer Jessica Miller-Poole when a gatekeeper told them they had to leave due to inappropriate behavior.
A park employee told the Richmond Register on Tuesday that manager Adam Arvin was not available for comment.
Richmond Human Rights Commission Chairwoman Sandra Anez-Powell says there's no law against telling the couple to leave because the city doesn't have a fairness ordinance. She said the commission has tried unsuccessfully for four years to get such an ordinance passed.
The Fairness Coalition said in a statement that local residents are planning to call attention to the need for fairness protections in Madison County.