Friday, December 19, 2008

Human Relations Commission A Possibility For Allegheny County

Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green is the lead sponsor of a bill that would provide discrimination protection to gays and lesbians in Allegheny County. Currently only the city of Pittsburgh has language to protect sexual orientation, gender identity and sexual expression. Green's bill is currently in committee and has multiple council members who have signed on as sponsors to the bill. Also included in the bill is the creation of a Human Relations Commission that would hear and rule on complaints regarding discrimination in housing, employment and other areas. Green says the biggest hurdle facing the bill is finding a source of funding for the commission. Green says she is dedicated to providing discrimination protection to all people.

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