OWENSBORO, Ky. — Officials in Daviess County, Ky. have said that a non-discrimination ordinance has been drafted and is currently being examined.
Fourteen Kentucky cities have passed similar ordinances, also known as fairness ordinances. Mostly the larger cities and college towns, but smaller cities like Paducah in the far western part of the state have also passed them.
The online newspaper Owensboro Times reported on Sunday that the ordinance is an extension to an existing local law that allows the LGBTQ community to be included as one of the Human Relations Commission’s protected classes. Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly told the outlet that the ordinance is modeled after one passed in Georgetown.
County Attorney Claud Porter told the Times that after the commissioners have reviewed the ordinance, the ordinance will be added to a Fiscal Court agenda at an appropriate time.