August 30, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Frankfort is the fifth city in Kentucky to pass a law protecting people against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace and other areas. The vote was delayed twice and placed on hold for many months, surrounded by heated debate.

It took eight months of going back and forth for the city of Frankfort to pass the ordinance Thursday morning. 

"If they want to do it that's fine but don't endorse it," an opponent said. 

You could cut tension with a knife at city hall. The Frankfort Board of Commissioners voted 3 to 2 in favor of a new city law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but not without a fight.