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Municipalities with LGBTQ-Related Ordinances

Forty-eight(48) municipalities in Pennsylvania prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or both.

It should also be noted that the Erie County has 38 individual municipalities within it.  Allegheny County has 130.

If your municipality wants to enact an LGBTQ Equality Ordinance, please e-mail John Dawe at jdawe@equalitypa.org and we’ll connect you with our legal experts and provide training and model language.

  1. City of Philadelphia (1982 SO, 2002 GIE)
  2. City of Harrisburg (1983)
  3. City of Pittsburgh (1990 SO, 1997 GIE)
  4. City of York (1998)
  5. City of Lancaster (2001)
  6. City of Allentown  (2002)
  7. Erie County (2002)
  8. City of Erie (2002)
  9. New Hope Borough (2002)
  10. City of Scranton (2003)
  11. Swarthmore Borough (2006)
  12. West Chester Borough (2006)
  13. City of Easton (2006)
  14. Lansdowne Borough (2006)
  15. State College Borough (2007)
  16. Allegheny County (2009)
  17. City of Reading (2009)
  18. Doylestown Borough (2010)
  19. Lower Merion Township (2010)
  20. Borough of Conshohocken (2011)
  21. Haverford Township (2011)
  22. City of Bethlehem (2011)
  23. Springfield Township (2011)
  24. Newtown Borough (2011)
  25. Whitemarsh Township (2011)
  26. Jenkintown Borough (2011)
  27. Susquehanna Township (2011)
  28. Cheltenham Borough (2012)
  29. Abington Township (2012)
  30. Upper Merion Township (2012)
  31. East Norriton Township (2012)
  32. City of Pittston (2013)
  33. Bristol Borough (2013)
  34. Downingtown (2014)
  35. Ambler Borough (2016)
  36. Dickson City Borough (2016)
  37. City of Wilkes-Barre (2016)
  38. Carlisle Borough (2016)
  39. Kennett Square Borough (2017)
  40. Phoenixville (2017)
  41. Royersford (2017)
  42. Camp Hill (2017)
  43. Mt. Lebanon Township (2017)
  44. Stroudsburg (2017)
  45. Narbeth Borough (2017)
  46. Upper Dublin Township (2017)
  47. Plymouth Township [Montgomery County] (2018)
  48. Bridgeport Borough (2018)

Five Municipalties have passed ordinances banning Conversion Therapy

  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Allentown
  4. Doylestown
  5. State College
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