Danville Alters Proposed Gay Rights Ordinance

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The commission voted 3-2 in favor of the revised ordinance on its first reading Tuesday.

Danville, KY

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Danville City Commission has altered a proposed gay rights ordinance to exempt religious groups after a Baptist-affiliated organization threatened to leave the city.

The City Commission changed the proposed ordinance on Tuesday. The commission voted 3-2 in favor of the revised ordinance on its first reading Tuesday.

At the commission's meeting last month, an attorney for Sunrise Children's Services said it would move its child care center out of Danville if the ordinance did not include an exemption. The Baptist-affiliated agency receives a significant portion of its funding from the government, but it refuses gay job applicants.

The commission will vote on a second reading next month.


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