Vote on Fairness Ordinance Postponed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Officials in Frankfort have postponed a final vote on a proposed fairness ordinance.

City commissioners were set to vote on the issue Monday night before a packed room, but delayed taking action after amending the definition of family to include legal guardianship. Since the wording was changed, the panel approved a first reading instead. A final vote is now set for Thursday.

The ordinance will prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or perceived gender identity.

If commissioners pass the ordinance, Frankfort would become the fifth city in the state to do so. Lexington, Louisville, Covington and the eastern Kentucky city of Vicco have passed similar measures.

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