Those opposed to ‘Fairness Ordinance’ pack Fiscal Court

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – People packed a Daviess County court room on Thursday to send a message about a possible fairness ordinance.

The ordinance would provide protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The ordinance was not on the agenda and those speaking out seemed to be organized.

Those in favor of the ordinance were not represented at the meeting since the item was not on the agenda.

Some supporters have issued an invitation to those who oppose to attend their meeting on November 21st at Brescia.

It wasn’t on the agenda, but many thought there might be a reading or even a vote.

So many people turned out, some were turned away because the room was at capacity.

Pastor John Fowler laid out reasons those in attendance were against the ordinance. Arguments, they say, include the rights of Christians and the possibility of frivolous lawsuits.

The meeting remained peaceful.

“I think we have that as a special trait…..our citizenry, our neighbors,” said Commissioner Charlie Castlen. And I think we generally do treat one another with respect, and I would have been shocked if it had gone any other way.”

Henderson passed a Fairness Ordinance earlier this year.

We’ll bring you updates once they’re available.

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 7, 2019)

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