Government/Politics
2:08 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Morehead City Council To Discuss Fairness Ordinance

Morehead Mayor David Perkins admits he doesn’t completely understand a potential controversy surrounding a proposed fairness ordinance that city council is reviewing.

Perkins doesn’t think the matter is a big deal, saying the ordinance would only dove-tail off of state and federal laws that are already in place. The ordinance would prevent discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity in such matters as housing, employment and restaurants.

Perkins says city council hopes to hold a first reading on the proposed fairness ordinance at city council’s regularly scheduled meeting on October 14.

“I thought we might have it ready for this coming meeting and I’m not sure at this point. So, we’re gonna sit down amongst ourselves and see if we can produce something that we think is a good document.” –David Perkins

Perkins says there is the expectation that a group will show up at the council meeting to protest against the possible adoption of a fairness ordinance in Morehead.