What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 24, 2008

ACTION ALERT: Contact Allegheny County Council TODAY!

From Steel City Stonewall Democrats:
Allegheny County Council is considering an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination in Employment, Housing and Public Accommodations based on characteristics including sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

The Council has, so far, been very interested in moving this non-discrimination ordinance forward. Twelve (out of 15) Council members have signed on as co-sponsors! One of Council’s next steps is to approve funding for the ordinance. Specifically, the County will have to hire folks to educate the public, to investigate complaints, and to prosecute violations of the ordinance. The Council’s Government Committee will be discussing the ordinance this Tuesday.

Below is a list of the co-sponsors for the legislation. Please contact your County Councilperson to thank him or her for supporting this ordinance. Encourage your Councilperson to continue moving the legislation forward.

You can look up your district at the following link:

Matt Drozd, Dist. 1

Jim Burn, Dist. 3

Michael Finnerty, Dist. 4

Joan Cleary, Dist. 6

Nick Futules, Dist. 7

Chuck Martoni, Dist. 8

Bob Macey, Dist. 9

William Russell Robinson, Dist. 10

Rich Fitzgerald, Dist. 11

Jim Ellenbogen, Dist. 12

Amanda Green (lead sponsor), Dist. 13

John DeFazio, Council At-Large

In case you wish to encourage the non-sponsors to become co-sponsors, here is their contact information:

Chuck McCollough, Council At-Large

Jan Rea, District 2

Vince Gastgeb, District 5

In case you would like to attend: the Government Committee of the Allegheny County Council will be meeting this Tuesday, November 25, at 5:00pm to discuss this legislation. The location is 436 Grant St., County Courthouse Rm. 119, Conference Rm. 1. At this type of Committee meeting there is not the opportunity for public comment, but the public is welcome to attend, and you would be supporting the legislation with your presence.
More at Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents here.


Heir to the Throne said...

Thanks to David, I am now against this law since it will be used to turn any law granting civil unions into one that grants Gay marriage. As what happened in California.

John K. said...

John K: Is there a big problem with this in Allegheny County? Is this such a problem that we need an law to prevent it? Because liberal Democrats are running this County. Liberal Democrats are the ones voting in large % in this County. So is this a problem? Hussein Obama people own all the property in this County. Hmmmm?

jaywillie said...

Excuse me, Heir, but wtf are you talking about?

Did you bother to read the post?

And what doesn't it matter to you who marries whom? When you get right down to it, Heir, wtf does it matter to you? What impact does it really have on your life, because if you're going to offer up some solipsistic nonsense in defense of traditional marriage and this absurd notion that homosexuals marrying will ruin it, I'd just like to point out that it was heterosexuals who produced a 50% divorce rate in this country.

And, John, this is about preventing discrimination. This is about protecting people so that they might enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I'm sorry that you feel people should be allowed to deny that to others.

Perhaps one day you'll both grow up and join the human species.

John K. said...

John K: So Jaywillie just who is doing that discrimination around here? Jaywillie you need to start taking ownership of your faults. But you can always blame them on Bush or Santorum. LOL LOL LMAO

jaywillie said...

My guess is people like you and Heir; people that think like you are causing this kind of discrimination all over the country.

You can try to attack me to deflect from your inherent bigotry and hatred, John K., but you can't change the fact that you're nothing more than a smallminded bigot.