Local Group Partners With Businesses In Effort To Form Fairness Law

By: Brett Baldeck Email
By: Brett Baldeck Email

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - A local group launched their campaign to fight for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals.

The Bowling Green Fairness Coalition partnered with several businesses to start Fairness on Fountain Square. Participating merchants will display the campaign logo on their door to show support for a local fairness law.

The coalition says many people are unaware there is no law preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Kentucky.

"What we find is that folks feel like they're fair and their friends and neighbors are all fair. They don't necessarily see the discrimination in their community, but we find that the reason they are not seeing it or hearing it is because there is no place for someone who has been discriminated against to turn to," says Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman.

The fairness coalition says only four cities in Kentucky have LGBT inclusive civil rights laws. They hope to gain support over the coming months and add Bowling Green to the list.

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