NAACP backs fairness ordinance

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Bowling Green-Warren County branch of the NAACP is backing the fairness ordinance proposed to the Bowling Green City Commission.

The announcement was made in a news release sent out Thursday.

The fairness ordinance would add LGBTQ people to the City Commission’s list of protected classes, allowing access to legal and proper channels for the redress of grievances and complaints. Currently LGBTQ people in Bowling Green can be denied housing on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Ten Kentucky cities have already passed a fairness ordinance. The NAACP is urging the City Commission to make Bowling Green the 11th city.

People backing the fairness ordinance have been asking the city to pass one for more than two years.