Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is joining the mayor of Kentucky’s largest city in asking the state of California to exempt them from a ban on travel to Kentucky.
As WEKU’s John Hingsbergen reports, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer sent his letter Monday.
The ban on state-funded travel, announced last week, is aimed at places that exhibit discrimination toward Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
In a short letter to California’s Attorney General, Mayor Gray wrote, “Lexington is a city that welcomes everyone, and we take great pride in opening our doors and a city where everyone feels valued and appreciated.”
Gray went on to point out that eighteen years ago, Lexington was one of the first cities in the South to pass a Fairness ordinance.
NOTE: As of Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Gray’s office has not yet received a reply to the letter.