Danville, Kentucky Approves Gay Rights Ordinance

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The Danville City Commission has approved a gay rights ordinance, though it includes an exemption for religious organizations.

Media report officials voted 4-1 on Monday in favor of the ordinance that makes it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It was the seventh city in the state to approve such a measure.

Despite some objections, officials adopted the amended version that includes an exemption for "faith-based" institutions after Sunrise Children’s Services said it would move its child care center out of Danville without one.

The Baptist-affiliated agency receives a significant portion of its funding from the government, but it refuses gay job applicants.

The ordinance will become law after it is published by the local newspaper.


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