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Public Hearing Tonight for Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

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Correction: An earlier version of this story did not have the most up-to-date ordinance. Attached is the correct ordinance.

Tonight, as advertised, the Abington Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider and discuss a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance.

The ordinance would establish a human relations commission and would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, sexual identity or sexual expression.

Check out the proposed ordinance in the PDF section.

The township has been looking at the issue for about a year. , but passed a resolution in June supporting state legislation on the matter.

Jenkintown and Cheltenham have passed similar ordinances. See the  

And last March, the . 

The proposed ordinance has been contentious and many residents are expected to weigh in on the issue tonight. 

The Board of Commissioners will meet tonight at the township building at 8 p.m.

tedtaylor April 12, 2012 at 05:56 PM
If this passes, anyone who ever gets fired can claim to be Gay...and then the stuff hits the fan. How do you prove someone, anyone, is not Gay if they say they are? That makes them bullet proof (at least firing proof). In spirit I get the ordinance, but in the real world it's just opening more doors to people who don't care to be accountable - or work for that matter.
Victor B. Krievins April 12, 2012 at 07:03 PM
You hit the nail o the head theodore!
Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. April 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM
The considerations fleshed-out elsewhere... http://abington.patch.com/articles/abington-to-advertise-anti-discrimination-hearing ...will be explained to the Commissioners tonight.

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