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ACT NOW: Statewide Fairness Rally in Frankfort February 21!

With a vote of 4-1 on January 9, Paducah (population 25,145) became the ninth Kentucky city to adopt a Fairness Ordinance, prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations against LGBTQ people. More than 250 residents packed city hall for the vote, which made Paducah the only city in Western Kentucky with LGBTQ discrimination protections!

Mayor Brandi Harless, Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Wilson, and Commissioners Sarah Stewart Holland and Allan Rhodes voted in favor of the measure. The lone vote of dissent came from Commissioner Richard Abraham, who also offered a broad religious exemption amendment for business owners. After debate, Commissioner Abraham’s amendment failed 4-1.

Paducah joins eight other Kentucky cities that have passed similar LGBT Fairness Ordinances, including Covington (2003), Danville (2014), the state capital Frankfort (2013), Lexington (1999), Louisville (1999), Midway (2015), Morehead (2013), and the small Appalachian town of Vicco (2013).

Can you donate $9 or more to celebrate Paducah’s win?

In Fairness,

Chris Hartman, Director

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Monthly Fairness Coalition Meetings

  • 2nd Monday Monthly, 6:30 p.m. ET: Bereans for Fairness Meeting, Union Church
  • 2nd Monday Monthly, 6 p.m. CT: Bowling Green Fairness Meeting, WKU Campus, Cherry Hall 203A

  • 3rd Monday Monthly, 5:30 p.m. ET: Frankfort PFLAG, Unitarian Universalist Community of Frankfort, 314 Wilkinson St.
  • 3rd Monday Monthly, 6:30 p.m. ET: Frankfort Fairness, Unitarian Universalist Community of Frankfort, 314 Wilkinson St.
  • 1st Tuesday Monthly, 7 p.m. ET: Woodford County Fairness Meeting, Versailles Presbyterian Church
  • 2nd Tuesday Monthly, 5:00 p.m. ET: Elizabethtown Fairness, ECTC, 600 College Street Rd
  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday Monthly, 5-8 p.m.ET: Volunteer Night, Fairness Campaign Office
  • 1st Thursday Monthly, 6:30 p.m. ET: Georgetown Fairness Meeting, Scott County Public Library
  • 3rd Thursday Monthly, 6 p.m. ET: Shelbyville Fairness, Stratton Center, 215 E. Washington St.
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