Morehead out front on fairness

Morehead outlaws discrimination against gays

January 2, 2014 

Congratulations to Morehead, which last month became the sixth Kentucky city to enact a fairness law.

The ordinance, passed unanimously by the city council, prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations to people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The key word is people.

The Morehead city council was simply recognizing that a community is stronger when all its people can find a home or a job, go to a restaurant, get a haircut or otherwise participate in the life and commerce of the community without fear of being turned away.

Most large employers in the United States and Kentucky, including Morehead State University, have long since adopted similar policies, recognizing that people are their greatest resource, regardless of their ethnicity, color, gender, religion gender identity or sexual orientation.

The city of Morehead is right to join them.

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