Kentucky gay rights group seeks additional security measures

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The leader of a gay rights group in Kentucky has asked officials in Louisville to consider providing more security at places that cater to the gay community after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The Courier-Journal ( reports Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman says that it would be prudent to take extra precautions. His request came in response to the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday that left 49 victims dead. The shooter was gunned down by police.

A spokesman for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office said officials aren’t aware of any increased threats locally, but would take any needed action to provide safety.

Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says additional law enforcement protection will be discussed with business owners who express concerns.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,


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