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Frankfort passes fairness law

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FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Frankfort's board of commissioners voted 3-2 to pass a fairness law to protect the rights of gay and transgender people.

Frankfort becomes the fifth city in Kentucky with LGBT anti-discrimination protections. Covington, Lexington, Louisville and the town of Vicco all have laws in place.

According to the Frankfort Fairness Coalition, an advocacy group, there are ongoing efforts for similar laws in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Morehead, Shelbyville and Berea.

In a press release, the coalition said Frankfort commissioner Lynn Bowers wanted to amend language defining gender identity and sexual orientation. Giving an explanation that she wanted broader definitions in the ordinance, she voted against the bill. Commissioner Robert Roach also voted against the proposal. 

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