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Fairness Ordinance proposed at Owensboro City Commission meeting

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

The Human Relations Commission presented the idea for an ordinance that would protect rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender workers from job discrimination.

They want to make it illegal for businesses to not hire someone because of their sexual orientation.

In the presentation, the group said a survey, given to Kentucky residents, showed 75% supported an anti-discrimination ordinance.

"The gist is to make sure that nobody is discriminated against, or not treated appropriately, or equally because of their lifestyle, no matter what it is," said Arnie Weiner, who is an advocate for the ordinance.

Mayor Ron Payne says the commission isn't objecting or supporting any lifestyle, but says all citizens should be treated fairly.

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