SHELBY COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – Several Shelby
County residents gathered to show support for an anti-discrimination ordinance,
despite the date for the meeting being changed.
Thursday, a meeting involving the
Shelbyville Fairness City Council was scheduled to take place at Shelbyville
City Hall, but the meeting date had been moved up to the previous Tuesday.
A representative from the Lexington Fair Housing
Council was slated to be in attendance at the meeting to offer financial,
training and investigative assistance to the city should the city pass a Fairness
"Shelbyville is one of the many cities across the state
where there are grassroots movements of folks looking to pass a local
anti-discrimination fairness law that would prohibit discrimination in employment
housing a public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity,"
explained Chris Hartman, the director of the Fairness Campaign. "Currently it
is still legal in Shelbyville to fire someone from their job, deny them a place
to live or kick them off a bus or out of a park if someone thinks they're
lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender."
Hartman said even though nothing was decided Thursday, the group is hoping to hear a decision or
statement from the city council in the near future.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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