Downingtown becomes 34th PA Municipality to Pass Non-discrimination Ordinance

On March 20, 2014, Downingtown passed a local ordinance protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination in their municipality.

Thanks to Downingtown mayor Josh Maxwell’s leadership and the support of the community.

Every ordinance we pass — from Bristol to Pittsburgh to Philadelphia — shows our lawmakers that Pennsylvanians are in favor of protecting all people from discrimination. Every ordinance we pass puts us one step closer to winning on a statewide level.

Currently, the following municipalities have protected LGBT citizens with comprehensive non-discrimination policies. Our work continues as we seek to grow this list and ensure that all Pennsylvanians are protected under the law.

  • City of Philadelphia (1982 SO, 2002 GI)
  • City of Harrisburg (1983)
  • City of Pittsburgh (1997)
  • City of York (1998)
  • City of Lancaster (2002)
  • Allentown Ordinance (2002)
  • Erie County (2002)
  • City of Erie (2002)
  • New Hope Borough (2002)
  • City of Scranton (2003)
  • Swarthmore Borough (2006)
  • City of West Chester (2006)
  • City of Easton (2006)
  • Lansdowne Borough (2006)
  • State College Borough (2007)
  • Allegheny County (2009)
  • City of Reading (2009)
  • Downingtown (2014)
  • Doylestown Borough (2010)
  • Lower Merion Township (2010)
  • Borough of Conshohocken (2011)
  • Haverford Township (2011)
  • City of Bethlehem (2011)
  • Springfield Township (2011)
  • Newtown Borough (2011)
  • Whitemarsh Township (2011)
  • Jenkintown Borough (2011)
  • Susquehanna Township (2011)
  • Cheltenham Borough (2012)
  • Abington Township (2012)
  • Upper Merion Township (2012)
  • East Norriton Township (2012)
  • City of Pittston (2013)
  • Bristol Borough (2013)
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