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Mayor Fischer declares this week Pride Week in LouisvilleKY

Fischer encourages residents to show their colors in support of LGBTQ community LOUISVILLE, KY — Mayor Fischer, Metro Council representatives, Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and Chris Hartman, Director of the Fairness Campaign, joined together to declare June 10 – 17, 2019 as Pride Week in Louisville. “Louisville is a compassionate city where everyone is welcome,” said the Mayor. “Let’s join together to show support and unity for our LGBTQ family, because no matter where you’re from or who you love, Louisville welcomes…


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Religious Liberty bill passes Kentucky senate, Louisville Ky’s Fairness Campaign responds

Louisville, Ky., – Senate Bill 180 passed the Kentucky Senate this week with a 22-16 vote, with five senate republicans siding with all senate democrats in opposing the bill. According to local news outlets, the bill would allow Kentucky businesses to refuse services to potential customers on the grounds it violates their religious beliefs. Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman says the measure gives the right to owners to deny service to not only LGBT people, but also single mothers, divorced/remarried and interracial couples. “Despite bi-partisan opposition to this ‘License to Discriminate,’ our Senate has sent the message that Kentucky may…


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Louisville Ky’s Fairness Campaign releases statement against bill aimed to “gut Fairness laws”

Statement from the Fairness Campaign:  (Frankfort, KY) A “License to Discriminate” bill that would sanction discrimination against LGBT Kentuckians passed out of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee this morning. Senate Bill 180, introduced by Senator Albert Robinson of London, seeks to gut local LGBT Fairness Ordinances passed by eight Kentucky cities. Those cities include Covington, Danville, the State Capital Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Midway, Morehead, and the small Appalachian town of Vicco. “Senate Bill 180 is nothing but a license to discriminate,” shared Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman. “This legislation seeks to undo the hard work of eight…


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Louisville Ky wins Human Rights Campaign top score

  Among first southern cities to achieve this honor; only city in Kentucky   Louisville, KY., – Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign scorecard, among the first southern cities to achieve the honor, and the only one in Kentucky. The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index — reflects the city’s support of the LGBT community, and the commitment of all city agencies, including the Louisville Metro Police Department, to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive. “This honor reflects our commitment to compassion, fairness and equality,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “It highlights our…