Owensboro Mulling 'Fairness Ordinance'
By The Associated Press
OWENSBORO, KY - Officials in Owensboro are planning to consider a gay
The Messenger-Inquirer reports all five members of the
City Commission expressed support for a so-called ``fairness ordinance'' that
would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
That led Mayor Ron Payne to ask the city attorney to draft an ordinance so the
commission could consider it.
The discussion was spurred by Owensboro Human Relations Commission Director
Sylvia Coleman, who recommended that officials take up the issue because a
culturally diverse community would attract more economic development.
If commissioners approve it, Owensboro would become at least the eighth
Kentucky city to have a fairness ordinance. It would join Danville, Lexington,
Louisville, Covington, Frankfort, Morehead and Vicco.
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