A final vote in Allegheny County Council this evening will determine whether the county will pass an anti-discrimination law. The ordinance gives rights to the GLBT community, preventing sexual expression for being a reason to be fired from a job, or turned away from a rental house by a landlord. County Councilwoman Amanda Green says it's the right thing to do.
"Discrimination against anyone based on reasons such as that shouldn't be acceptable in our society," Green says.
However, American Family Association of Pennsylvania President Diane Gramley says the bill is irrelevant to what civil rights are, and that sexual orientation is not one of those rights.
"It creates an unfair situation for business owners with deeply held religious beliefs," Gramley says.
Green says it's not a matter of civil rights, but human rights. She says there are eight other council members sponsoring the bill.
There is an anti-discrimination law in place for those in the city of Pittsburgh.