Fairness ordinance on city commission agenda for Tuesday

BOWLING GREEN,Ky.-LGB+ people living in Bowling Green can be denied housing because of their sexual orientation. That’s because the city doesn’t fairness ordinance.

For two years the proposal to add protections for LGB+ people to the fairness ordinance has yet to be approved by the Bowling Green City Commission.

This year the Warren County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is backing the proposal.

Ten Kentucky cities have already passed a fairness ordinance with the added protection for LGB+ people. The President at the Warren County Chapter of the NAACP would like Bowling Green to be the 11th city to have it pass.

“The goal is to make sure everyone here in Bowling Green-Warren County has the same access to housing, jobs and anything that they want. It was a no brainer for us to take part in supporting this fairness ordinance which really just adds to what’s already out there. The ordinance already says there’s mechanisms in place for race and religion,” said Ryan Dearbone, President of the Warren County-Bowling Green Chapter of the NAACP.

City Commissioners will consider the ordinance Tuesday.