Morehead passes fairness ordinance; sixth city in state to do so

Morehead has become the sixth city in the state to adopt a so-called fairness law.

The Morehead city council unanimously adopted an ordinance Monday that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The state Fairness Coalition said in a news release that the law received "unanimous civic support from its introduction" and that the process was "devoid of community opposition."

The coalition said the movement to pass the law was started in September by members of the Rowan County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

Morehead, which is home to Morehead State University, joins Lexington, Louisville, Covington, Frankfort and Vicco as Kentucky cities with laws granting civil rights protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.