Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Passes LGBT Non-Discrimination OrdinanceBy Adam Polaski • May 15, 2017 • 4:33 pm
Last week leaders in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania voted to make the town the latest in Pennsylvania to establish LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections. Camp Hill now joins 41 other cities in Pennsylvania – including large cities like Philadelphia and smaller towns like Carlisle Borough – protecting LGBT people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Trina Brady, a resident of Camp Hill, told local news:
“It means a huge step forward for the community. Laws like this don’t change peoples’ minds overnight, but it at least gives people a sense of comfort, knowing that they have a recourse incase something were to happen.”
When municipalities embrace non-discrimination protections that cover the LGBT community, they set an example for other cities and towns in their state – and, more broadly, the nation. Hundreds of cities and towns over the past 40 years have voted to protect public employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, because they know it’s the right thing to do and that no one should face discrimination because of who they are or who they love.