Pennsylvania Town Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

Via Advancing Transgender Equality: Though Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled legislature is not likely to pass any pro-LGBT bills, Pennsylvanians are taking equality into their own hands. Yesterday, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s City Council unanimously passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Mayor John Callahan is expected to sign the bill soon, meaning Bethlehem will no longer be the largest city in Pennsylvania without the protections.