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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:52 AM

Did T-shirt company violate Lexington's fairness ordinance? States high court to decide.

Kentucky’s highest court will hear a controversial case involving a Lexington company’s refusal to print a T-shirt for the city’s annual gay-pride festival.

The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an order last month saying it would hear the case, which stems from a decision in 2012 by Hands On Originals to refuse to print a T-shirt for the Lexington Gay and Lesbian Services Organization. The company’s owner said he had religious objections to “pride in being gay.”

The case, which began five years ago, has been watched closely across the state and the country.

The Lexington Human Rights Commission ruled that Hands On Originals violated the Lexington’s fairness ordinance, part of which prohibits businesses that are open to the public from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article186842438.html

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