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Frankfort, Kentucky Passes LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance: VIDEO


The Frankfort City Commission has passed an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, WHAS reports:

It took eight months of going back and forth for the city of Frankfort to pass the ordinance Thursday morning.

"If they want to do it that's fine but don't endorse it," an opponent said.

You could cut tension with a knife at city hall. The Frankfort Board of Commissioners voted 3 to 2 in favor of a new city law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but not without a fight.

"The Bible speaks plainly that homosexual is wrong. There ain't no if or and or but about it," Dale Wethington who opposes the fairness law said.

Chuck Queen, minister at Immanuel Baptist Church, said: "People like you and me wrote the Bible and it has conflicting faith theologies. We have to use reason and common sense for a spirit of compassion."

The ordinance does allow for exceptions including churches and organizations with sincerely held religious beliefs. However, the law allows a person to file a formal complaint with the Frankfort Human Rights Commission if they face prejudice in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or identity.

Watch WTVQ's and WHAS's report on the measure's passage, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. What kind of an idiot brings a Bible into a legal discussion these days? If I were an evangelical I would be well practiced in making my case without the Bible or God references.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 30, 2013 12:38:21 PM

  2. The kind of idiot that 'believes in the Constitution", well, until the part about everyone getting to practice religion how they wish -- then they're all to happy to ignore that while trying to inflict their religious beliefs upon everyone else...

    Posted by: MikeKV | Aug 30, 2013 1:09:15 PM

  3. All of the RED STATES that we have written off as hopelessly rightwing have large progressive communities in their urban and academic centers.
    This should be a lesson. Support those movements where change can take place locally & (sooner or layer) the rest of the state will follow.

    Posted by: JONNY NYNY2FLFL | Aug 30, 2013 2:54:59 PM

  4. Note that a Baptist minister was one of the voices of reason here.

    We need to support our friends, and they are everywhere.

    We do not need to live like everyone of faith is the enemy.

    Posted by: NVTodd | Aug 31, 2013 1:29:45 AM

  5. I would also like to point out something, as the atheist uncle of a minister in a progressive UCC church. We have got to the point that when we hear the word "Christian" in conversation, we all automatically recoil because what we hear is "fundamentalist hate-monger". There are plenty of Christians in the more mainline churches who are not hateful bigots. The problem I have with them is that they do not speak up loudly against the crazy faction.

    Posted by: Nelson | Aug 31, 2013 8:09:52 AM

  6. AMEN!

    Posted by: billmiller | Aug 31, 2013 10:55:10 AM

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