Midway becomes 8th Ky. city to adopt fairness ordinance

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MIDWAY, Ky. (WKYT) - Midway has become the eighth Kentucky city to adopt a Fairness Ordinance, prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

After a brief debate four council members voted in favor of LGBT Fairness with two council members voted in opposition.

The decision comes just months after a council committee began working on the draft ordinance. In April, the council committee removed "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (RFRA) language from the draft ordinance and the full city council held a public forum on the issue in early May. A dozen Midway residents spoke in favor of the proposed ordinance at the forum, while only one member of the community spoke in opposition.

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

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