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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:09 PM

Sewers, Curfews and a Ban on Gay Bias in a KENTUCKY town!

In a former pool hall that is now the municipal building for a coal smudge of a place in eastern Kentucky called Vicco, population 335, the January meeting of the City Commission came to order. Commissioners and guests settled into patio chairs, bought at a discount and arranged around a long conference table. Those who smoked did.

The Commission approved the minutes from its December meeting, hired a local construction company to repair the run-down sewer plant and tinkered with the wording for the local curfew. Oh, and it voted to ban discrimination against anyone based on sexual orientation or gender identity making Vicco the smallest municipality in Kentucky, and possibly the country, to enact such an ordinance.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/us/vicco-kentucky-passes-ban-on-gay-bias.html?hp

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Reply Sewers, Curfews and a Ban on Gay Bias in a KENTUCKY town! (Original post)
elleng Jan 2013 OP
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #1
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #2
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #3
libdem4life Jan 2013 #4
elleng Jan 2013 #5
CherokeeDem Jan 2013 #6
elleng Jan 2013 #7
Cha Jan 2013 #9
Cha Jan 2013 #8
iandhr Jan 2013 #10
obxhead Jan 2013 #11
elleng Jan 2013 #12
obxhead Jan 2013 #13
elleng Jan 2013 #14

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:16 PM

1. WOW!!! Absolutely WOW!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:19 PM

2. Good for them!

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:24 PM

3. People all over the country are finally waking up to the fact that they know a family member

or friend that is gay and don't want those people discriminated against because of something those people can't change. There is some cynicism about small towns among people like us that are mostly urban or suburban, but I have faith that there are more good people in small towns than there are bad - they just don't see every issue like we do. But, in the long run, they will. As Martin Luther King wisely spoke - " the long arc of history bends toward justice".

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:25 PM

4. Amazing...in the NY Times...in Mitch McConnell's back yard.

Interesting to see if Ashley Judd really does go for it. This would be a good sign.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:26 PM

5. My thought too.

Kick the rascal out!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:37 PM

6. What great news....

My mother grew up in Viper, KY...which is about 8 miles from Vicco, and I have many relatives still living in the area. I had a conversation the other night with a cousin, and we talked about an attorney in the area that was gay. My cousin is a very smart woman, but I expected she would be uncomfortable with the subject. She said, didn't matter to her, he was a great guy, good attorney, and she liked his partner as well. It was so good too hear her say those things.

The times they are a changin'...

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:39 PM

7. That is SUPER great, to add to this story!

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:38 PM

9. They certainly are a changin'! Thanks for relating the conversation,

CherokeeDem

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:36 PM

8. Really good to know, elleng..thank you!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:32 PM

10. Another step toward progress.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:08 AM

11. Wow

There might just be hope for us after the mass die off.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:09 AM

12. HI!

Can we WAIT for the mass die off???

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Response to elleng (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:12 AM

13. Yeah,

I think we have another 20 to 40 years or so...

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Response to obxhead (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:13 AM

14. YOU, youngster, may have that long;

SOME of us probably don't.

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