Thursday, September 21, 2006

Gay rights have indeed come to my town!

All I have to say is WOW.

Last night Council members of West Chester, PA--where I live--voted 6 to 0 for an anti-discrimination ordinance geared toward sexual orientation. It prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and it will apply to employment, housing and public accommodation. I'm happy and surprised that such a law has passed in my hometown, and that it passed by a wide margin.

Some more info on this from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil rights:

West Chester is the first municipality in Chester County to enact a law protecting members of the LGBT community. Statewide, West Chester will be the fourteenth municipality to enact local non-discrimination protections for members of the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community. Pennsylvania has the largest number of local non-discrimination ordinances protecting the LGBT community of any state that has not yet enacted state-wide LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination legislation. West Chester is the fourth Pennsylvania municipality to enact an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance this year.


Blogger hot-lunch said...

Yay West Chester! congrats!!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Thunderwing said...

That's awesome, man! I hope more cities, and especially states & the U.S. Government, enact such laws in the near future!

5:43 AM  

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