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Vicco KY

This is heartwarming, especially coming from such a read state as Kentucky.

The small Appalachian Kentucky mining town of Vicco, which only has a population 334 residents, has approved broad  and sweeping anti-discrimination protections for LGBT residents.

ACLU of Kentucky reports:

Today the Fairness Coalition joined the Appalachian town of Vicco, Kentucky as they approved the state’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) anti-discrimination Fairness ordinance in a decade. The measure, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based upon a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, received support from three of the city’s four-member commission and Mayor Johnny Cummings.  Vicco joins three other cities in the commonwealth with anti-discrimination Fairness protections–Covington, which passed an ordinance in 2003, Lexington, and Louisville, which both approved laws in 1999.

With a population of 334 residents, Vicco now becomes the smallest municipality in America to offer such protections.

Never underestimate a small group of people doing a lot of good despite pressure around them to do otherwise.

See that there actually is some good in the world after all

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