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Fairness Ordinance Proposed in Kentucky City

A statewide gay rights organization says the Shelbyville City Council is being asked to consider an anti-discrimination ordinance. The Fairness Coalition says some residents of the town of around 15,000 will ask the council Thursday night to consider the measure.

The coalition says similar proposals will take place elsewhere in Kentucky this month, and bills will be introduced again in the 2013 General Assembly.

According to the coalition, only Louisville, Lexington and Covington have enacted local "fairness" ordinances, which prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.

In Shelbyville, residents will make their proposal to the City Council at 6:30 p.m. EST Thursday.