Anti-Discrimination Ordinance in Bethlehem Controversial on All Fronts

Bethlehem gave preliminary approval to the establishment of a local Human Relations Commission and the inclusion of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes.  A final vote is set for June.

Not so fast.

Steadfast sponsors of the bill voted against it as amended because it would have no investigatory powers (???) and allow for very sweeping exemptions based on religion. 

Sigh. 

This is why we need to work dilgently to amend the statewide HRC to include these classes and close up these idiotic loopholes for bigotry.  Loopholes for bigotry sounds like a comedy sketch band name, doesn't it?

h/t patch.com

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