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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fairness Ordinance

 
 
Fairness Ordinance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Fairness Ordinance Marker
Inscription.  On July 8, 1999, Fayette County outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, employment, and public accommodations. This groundbreaking, county-wide ordinance was the first in Kentucky to provide these protections. It has become a model for others in the Commonwealth.
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Erected 2019 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2595.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 2.695′ N, 84° 29.731′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Main Street, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The view west on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. The view west on Main Street.
walking distance of this marker. Main Street Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic LGBTQ Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis And Clark In Kentucky (about 500 feet away); Phoenix Park (about 600 feet away); Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Jeffery Wasson (about 600 feet away); Rotary Club of Lexington / Phoenix Hotel (about 600 feet away); Strength in Numbers / Forcing a Change (about 600 feet away); Beck House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
Looking east on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. Looking east on Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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