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December 5, 2013

VIDEO: Fairness ordinance in Morehead

MOREHEAD — Morehead’s City Council recently passed an anti-discriminatory ordinance advocating equal work and housing opportunities for homosexual and transgender citizens.

The ordinance was previously a topic of heated discussion among the Morehead community, drawing large crowds to the meetings at the Morehead Conference Center since first being discussed in September.

Three audience members spoke out in favor of the ordinance, including Morehead State University President Dr. Wayne Andrews, at the first reading of the ordinance.

“I’m proud of you for considering this ordinance,” he said to the council. “Some communities wouldn’t touch this, but this is the right thing to do, and it’s right because in the United States of America we believe everybody should have the opportunity for equality on everything.”

The crowd applauded him after Andrews concluded with statements about MSU’s affirmative action plan and all-encompassing anti-discriminatory policies.

Council member Glenn Teager also showed strong support of the fairness bill.

Video by: Hayley Murphy

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