Hatboro, PA, passed an anti-discrimination ordinance which included sexual orientation and gender identity.
Then the Mayor vetoed it.
The Mayor of Hatboro thinks it is best left to the state rather than local volunteers (??). Hatboro Council is mustering forces to overturn the veto. To lend your supportive voice, contact them.Share your story.
But look at those numbers (and this is mainstream media). 17 municipalities + 11 more. That's a lot of Pennsylvania and, clearly, a lot of activism on the part of gays on the ground.
My sources tell me that national organizations have been on the ground in Eastern PA working on these initiatives. I'm not sure if the same is true in Western PA. I'm not saying it isn't, but we don't have the sort of news outlets necessary to get this information. Note that my original story comes from the mainstream Philly Inquirer. Yet here in Pittsburgh, we struggle to access mainstream resources because the Post-Gazette cannot get its technology sorted out.
It is amazing to see what gays are accomplishing and even better that mainstream media in Eastern Pennsylvania are producing informed, thoughtful pieces on these accompishments. They don't even need the rabble rousing bloggers 🙂