Cold Spring passes LGBTQ Fairness Ordinance

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Fairness Ordinance

COLD SPRING, Ky. (WTVQ) – The City of Cold Spring passed an LGBTQ Fairness Ordinance Monday by a vote of 4-to-1, according to the Fairness Campaign.

The city in Campbell County in northern Kentucky is the 19th municipality in the state to approve a Fairness Ordinance, which adds sexual orientation and gender identity to discrimination protections in employment, housing and public accommodations, according to the Fairness Campaign.

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Now nineteen Kentucky municipalities have local Fairness Ordinances, covering just over 27% of the state’s population: Louisville (1999), Lexington (1999), Covington (2003), Vicco (2013), Frankfort (2013), Morehead (2013), Danville (2014), Midway (2015), Paducah (2018), Maysville (2018), Henderson (2019), Dayton (2019), Georgetown (2019), Versailles (2019), Bellevue (2019), Highland Heights (2019), Fort Thomas (2020), Woodford County (2020), and Cold Spring (2020).

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of a Statewide Fairness Law, which has only received two informational hearings in the Kentucky General Assembly, and never a vote.

Last week at the Fairness Campaign rally in Frankfort, Governor Andy Beshear called for passage of the Statewide Fairness Law and a ban on “conversion therapy.”