The Post-Gazette: Human Rights are for everyone

It is pretty simple.  Human rights.  Not special rights.  Not gay rights.  Rights for human beings who are denied opportunities because we are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer. 

The Post-Gazette editorial board agrees.

Similar laws are on the books in other Pennsylvania cities, but the protection it would afford individuals based on gender identity and sexual orientation are not included in state and federal law.

Any fair reading of the measure makes clear that it is not about condoning or condemning another person's lifestyle or behavior. Nor is it about preventing Boy Scouts from being able to go camping in public parks, as one organization is claiming in its material.

It is, as its name says, about human relations. We encourage County Council to enact it.


Go to the meeting Thursday night.