Fairness Ordinances

Local/Regional News
2:16 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

New Exemption Added To Danville Fairness Ordinance

A change to Danville’s proposed fairness ordinance is raising questions for local citizens.

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Local/Regional News
10:12 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Fairness Ordinance Gets Preliminary Approval

Danville, Kentucky
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Officials in Danville have given preliminary approval to an ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Local/Regional News
3:51 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Fairness Rally Fills State Capitol Rotunda

LGBT supporters rallied at the Capitol Wednesday
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LGBT advocates sent chants of “Fairness!” through the state Capitol Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
12:35 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Morehead Adopts Fairness Ordinance

Morehead is the latest Kentucky community to pass a fairness ordinance.
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The college town of Morehead has become the 6th community in Kentucky to pass a fairness ordinance.

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Local/Regional News
10:07 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Fairness Ordinance Puts Vicco, Ky. On The National Map

Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings

VICCO, Ky. — Eight months after the tiny Appalachian town of Vicco took a stand against gay-based discrimination, it's basking in a flurry of attention and even an infusion of much-needed cash. All that fuss has its openly gay mayor dreaming of reviving a coal town that has long been fading.

Out-of-towners occasionally venture far off the interstate to visit the struggling coal town of about 330 residents. They pose for pictures in front of city hall or shake hands with Mayor Johnny Cummings.

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Local/Regional News
12:21 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Frankfort Latest Ky. City To Pass A Fairness Ordinance

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Kentucky’s capital city has become the fifth in the state to pass a fairness ordinance protecting individuals from discrimination in housing, public accommodations and employment based on sexual orientation.  As Devin Katayama reports, today’s vote was split but some say there was never a question of whether it would pass.

Frankfort’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the ordinance, which will create a seven-member human rights commission that will hear discrimination complaints.

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Local/Regional News
6:56 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Vicco Mayor Wins Honor From Human Rights Commission

Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A small-town mayor in southeastern Kentucky has won special recognition from the state's Commission on Human Rights.

The commission said Thursday it honored Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings for his efforts to create local civil-rights protections in his community. The town of 335 people in Perry County gained national attention for adopting a gay-rights ordinance last January.

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Local/Regional News
9:45 am
Sat January 19, 2013

In Depth: Vicco - First Eastern Kentucky Town To Pass Fairness Ordinance

Vicco, Kentucky
Credit Sylvia Ryerson, WMMT Radio

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Vicco, Kentucky, in the southern corner of Perry county, is known by its town slogans as the little town with a big heart, and the town too tough to die.  This past Monday night, in a 3 to 1 vote by the city’s commissioners, Vicco made another name for itself by becoming the first municipality in eastern Kentucky, and only the fourth city in the state, to pass a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender anti-discrimination Fairness ordinance.  Sylvia Ryerson has this report.

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