Lexington Urban County Council approves CROWN Act
Published: May. 11, 2023 at 9:29 PM EDT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington’s Urban County Council approved its version of the CROWN Act
The CROWN Act is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination because of hair texture or protective styles.
This includes braids, locks, twists, or Bantu knots.
The Council suspended regular rules to give it a first and second reading Thursday night and voted to approve after the second reading.
The ordinance passed 14-0
Council members Shayla Lynch, Denise Gray and Tayna Fogle worked together on the ordinance.
The ordinance will now be heard by the full Urban County Council.
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