OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Supporters of a Fairness Ordinance in Daviess County delivered a draft ordinance to the fiscal court on Thursday night.
The ordinance concerns discrimination in housing, public accommodations, and employment.
The draft would make it unlawful to discriminate in those three areas based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
The draft does list exemptions, such as sexual orientation and gender identity not applying to faith-based social service providers, religious institutions, associations, societies, entities, or to an organization operated for charitable or educational purposes which is controlled by or affiliated with a religious entity.
There’s also an exemption, stating that nothing in the protections can “substantially burden a person’s freedom of religion.”
(This story was originally published on January 10, 2020)