Georgetown Ready for Fairness
Beginning last October with the inaugural Georgetown Pride festival, members in Scott County have been working with allies like Georgetown Fairness and the Georgetown-Scott County NAACP to gather signatures for a petition asking for a Fairness Ordinance in Georgetown, Kentucky. This petition asked that Georgetown pass an ordinance extending civil rights protections in housing, public accommodation, and employment to include members of the LGBTQ+ community. Allies set and acheived the goal of trying to reach 1,000 signautres by the end of January, and allies delivered their petition to the Georgetown City Council, held a small rally to celebrate the work, and gave comments about the need to pass a Fairness ordinance in Georgetown.
This work has caught the attention of local press, with both the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Georgetown News-Graphic covering the ongoing work. Members are hopeful that this positive step forward will encourage the Georgetown City Council to quickly follow other communities, like nearby Midway, Frankfort, and Lexington, who already have this protection for LGBTQ+ residents in place.
If you are interestd in following the work, as we try to make Georgetown, Scott County, and the state of Kentucky more inclusive, check out the chapter's facebook page, as well as the facebook page for Georgetown Fairness.
Thank you to Georetown Fairness for the great photos from the event!