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.