Georgetown considers adding LGBTQ community to its fairness ordinance

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Georgetown’s council meeting was packed, people filing in to hear the discussion on the city’s fairness ordinance.

It already includes “race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or handicapped status” in its list of classes protected in its discrimination ordinances.

The new adoption would include “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the list.

A total of five words brought out nearly 30 passionate people to the podium at the meeting to voice their opinions on the matter.

Those for the fairness ordinance cited inclusion, loving thy neighbors, and even suicide rates for the LGBTQ community, to name a few.

The opposition said the ordinance would limit first amendment rights like, speech or religious views. Also, some people said the fairness ordinance already includes “sex,” is it necessary to be more specific?

The second reading and roll call vote is scheduled for Sept. 9.

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