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    "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance[W:26]

    "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance - CBS News

    AP/ September 23, 2013, 10:08 AM
    "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance

    Eight months after this tiny Appalachian town took a stand against gay-based discrimination, it's basking in a flurry of attention and even an infusion of much-needed cash. All that hoopla has its openly gay mayor dreaming of reviving a place that had long seemed past its prime.
    Out-of-towners occasionally venture well off the interstate to make the trek to Vicco, a fading coal town of about 330 residents where an aging row of buildings lines one side of the block-long downtown. Railroad tracks run along the other side, though trains rarely pass by anymore.
    Visitors pose for pictures in front of the Mayberry-like city hall or shake hands with Mayor Johnny Cummings, 51, a chain-smoking hair salon operator who grew up in the town, spent some time living on both coasts, and then returned home.
    "I thought the 15 minutes of fame would have been over a long time ago," Cummings said.
    Not even close.

    The town, about 130 miles southeast of Lexington, made national headlines when three of four commissioners voted in January to pass the ordinance, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. City leaders said at the time they simply thought it was the right thing to do, and today marvel at the attention that has followed.


    After passage, letters of support poured in from across the country, along with a handful of letters condemning the ordinance, the mayor said.
    Money was tucked into some of the supportive letters, mostly in the range of $25 donations. A pastor from New England sent $40 to buy a round of beers for locals who appeared in a segment about Vicco by Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."
    A few other supporters are digging much deeper to show appreciation for the town's action.
    A mother and son in California pledged to buy all the new playground equipment for a city park, a project that could reach $90,000, Cummings said. He declined to identify them, but said the gift would greatly expand what was going to be a modest new playground. The town had scraped together enough money to buy a couple of swing sets and a see-saw, he said.
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    Money for town with anti-discrimination ordinance - Las Vegas Sun News
    Money for Kentucky town with anti-discrimination ordinance - News-Sentinel.com
    Small U.S. town with ordinance banning discrimination against gays enjoys spotlight, donations


    Another small victory drawing support to a town and even generating some money with that support. Soon in the not so distant future these little victories and stories aren't even going to be stories anymore, they are going to be common place. America is slowly riding itself of one more of its discriminations, equality is on the winning path. Its awesome.
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    re: "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance - CBS News


    Back up Links:
    Money for town with anti-discrimination ordinance - Las Vegas Sun News
    Money for Kentucky town with anti-discrimination ordinance - News-Sentinel.com
    Small U.S. town with ordinance banning discrimination against gays enjoys spotlight, donations


    Another small victory drawing support to a town and even generating some money with that support. Soon in the not so distant future these little victories and stories aren't even going to be stories anymore, they are going to be common place. America is slowly riding itself of one more of its discriminations, equality is on the winning path. Its awesome.
    Seriously ?

    After the donations have been spent where will that towns revenue come from ?

    You're not seriously trying to make the point that donations from gay people are going to increase economic activity in perpetuity ?

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    re: "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Seriously ?

    After the donations have been spent where will that towns revenue come from ?

    You're not seriously trying to make the point that donations from gay people are going to increase economic activity in perpetuity ?
    Uhm maybe read the articles because you obviously did not, couple things

    1.) the donations arent from gay people
    2.) "im" not making any point them and showing discrimination and bigotry are losing lol
    3.) if the articles dont answer any of your concerns you could visit the town or write the mayor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Uhm maybe read the articles because you
    obviously did not, couple things

    1.) the donations arent from gay people
    2.) "im" not making any point them and showing discrimination and bigotry are losing lol
    3.) if the articles dont answer any of your concerns you could visit the town or write the mayor.
    How naive can you be ?

    Discrimination and bigotry are constructs you and others came up with to create a issue where none existed.

    You may think that you're getting your way, that your definition of "bigotry" has been addressed but the truth is the LGBT alliance including those who support them are just a small minority of activist who's values contradict the values that a majority of Americans hold.

    So you rely on some Governmental agency to mandate compliance to your false narratives but you'll never change the fact that a vast majority if Americans think the gay lifestyle is abhorent.

    You didn't learn anything from the Prop 8 ordeal ?

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    re: "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    How naive can you be ?

    Discrimination and bigotry are constructs you and others came up with to create a issue where none existed.

    You may think that you're getting your way, that your definition of "bigotry" has been addressed but the truth is the LGBT alliance including those who support them are just a small minority of activist who's values contradict the values that a majority of Americans hold.

    So you rely on some Governmental agency to mandate compliance to your false narratives but you'll never change the fact that a vast majority if Americans think the gay lifestyle is abhorent.

    You didn't learn anything from the Prop 8 ordeal ?
    Posts like this make me sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    1.)How naive can you be ?
    2.)Discrimination and bigotry are constructs you and others came up with to create a issue where none existed.
    3.) You may think that you're getting your way
    4.) that your definition of "bigotry" has been addressed
    5.) but the truth is the LGBT alliance including those who support them are just a small minority of activist who's values contradict the values that a majority of Americans hold.
    6.) So you rely on some Governmental agency to mandate compliance to your false narratives but you'll never change the fact that a vast majority if Americans think the gay lifestyle is abhorent.
    7.) You didn't learn anything from the Prop 8 ordeal ?
    1.) weird, i made no claims accept pointing out the fact that discrimination is losing and equality is winning and you say im niave thats hilarious. Maybe stick to things i actually say instead of whats made up in your head.
    2.) facts prove you wrong. WIth reality and facts how they are even suggesting this shows that you are severely ignorant and uneducated about this topic or extremely dishonest. Maybe both.
    3.) its not "my" way its the american way, its equality's way
    4.) i dont get to make a definition of bigotry it is already defined and the reality is it is being addressed, equal rights are being established, slow but its happening
    5.) what values do you speak of because the majority supports equal rights. As far as other "values" and what ever you think they are they are meaningless when it comes to facts, laws and rights.
    6.) weird this is simply not true but you can continue to believe that lie, but most importantly even if your lie was true it doesnt matter one bit. Didnt matter when people didnt like womens rights and minority rights and when 80% were against interracial marriage that didnt matter either. In the end discriminators and or bigots lose against equality.
    7.) yes it proves bigotry and discrimination loses when pushed against equal rights.

    tell me that really cool line about being naive again, let me know when you have anything of relevance to discuss on this topic.
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    re: "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Posts like this make me sick.
    no need to get sick over others uneducated factual shortcomings on this issue. As the saying goes, sometimes people simply dont know what they dont know, no need for them to affect you though.
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    re: "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    How naive can you be ?

    Discrimination and bigotry are constructs you and others came up with to create a issue where none existed.

    You may think that you're getting your way, that your definition of "bigotry" has been addressed but the truth is the LGBT alliance including those who support them are just a small minority of activist who's values contradict the values that a majority of Americans hold.

    So you rely on some Governmental agency to mandate compliance to your false narratives but you'll never change the fact that a vast majority if Americans think the gay lifestyle is abhorent.

    You didn't learn anything from the Prop 8 ordeal ?
    Opposition to "the gay lifestyle" is nowhere near a "vast majority." Your side lost all four ballot measures in the 2012 election.

    Me, I'd suggest that "majority decides the rights of the minority" is not a belief that most Americans actually hold.
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    re: "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance - CBS News


    Back up Links:
    Money for town with anti-discrimination ordinance - Las Vegas Sun News
    Money for Kentucky town with anti-discrimination ordinance - News-Sentinel.com
    Small U.S. town with ordinance banning discrimination against gays enjoys spotlight, donations


    Another small victory drawing support to a town and even generating some money with that support. Soon in the not so distant future these little victories and stories aren't even going to be stories anymore, they are going to be common place. America is slowly riding itself of one more of its discriminations, equality is on the winning path. Its awesome.

    There's a money making notion. Pass a law outlawing something that is already outlawed(Sexual Orientation already being a protected class) and get a PR boost.

    Maybe next week they will ensure a woman's right to vote.

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    re: "Dead town" in Ky. sees revival after passing gay rights ordinance[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    You may think that you're getting your way, that your definition of "bigotry" has been addressed but the truth is the LGBT alliance including those who support them are just a small minority of activist who's values contradict the values that a majority of Americans hold.

    You realize that SSCM won at the ballots in 4 states last year?


    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    You didn't learn anything from the Prop 8 ordeal ?

    You realize that Prop 8 was found unconstitutional and the SCOTUS let that ruling stand right?



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