Kentucky town holds public forum over proposed gay rights ordinance


MURRAY, Ky. — Residents of the western Kentucky town of Murray are voicing their opinions on whether a gay rights ordinance should be adopted.

Murray-KYWPSD-TV reports a majority of comments at a public forum on Monday were in favor of an ordinance that would change the city’s human rights ordinance so that it offered protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Others argued that the change wasn’t needed or disagreed with how the proposed ordinance was worded.

The Murray Human Rights Commission voted unanimously in favor of the proposal, but the Murray City Council would need to approve it before it would become law.

Some small businesses representatives said it would cause distractions in the work place.

Seven other cities in Kentucky have adopted ordinances that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation: Danville, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Morehead, Covington and Vicco.

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