Berea Council Discusses Gay Rights Ordinance

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BEREA, Ky. (AP) -- City leaders in Berea are considering how to implement a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance that had its first reading this week.

The ordinance is modeled after others that include protections for gays and have passed in a handful of Kentucky cities.

The Richmond Register reports some council members were concerned with personnel costs associated with processing discrimination complaints.

Council member Vi Farmer says she is worried about additional personnel costs, since the city would have to contract with an attorney to serve as a hearing officer. Mayor Steve Connelly says Berea would likely contract the Fayette County Human Rights Commission for those functions.

The Tuesday night meeting drew a crowd of about 150.

A second reading and vote on the measure could come at an Oct. 7 meeting.

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