On Friday night, The Bucks County Young Democrats unanimously passed an anti-discrimination resolution during their inaugural meeting of 2020 in Newtown Township.
“It’s long past time for LGBTQ people to have equal protection under the law. I can proudly say that every Democratic State Representatives from Bucks County are co-sponsors of the PA Fairness Act, and each of the Democratic Congressional candidates have pledged their support to the Federal Equality Act. While these bills remain stalled both in Washington and Harrisburg, local government can and should take action,” said Bucks County Young Democrats President David Bria.
The resolution establishes the Bucks County Young Democrats support for federal and state legislation such as the Equality Act (H.R. 5) as well as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act (H.B. 1404/S.B. 614). It also “calls upon all municipal governments within Bucks County to enact LGBTQ-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinances…which prohibit discrimination upon sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.”
As of Friday evening, seven municipalities within Bucks County have passed such ordinances: Bristol Borough, Doylestown Borough, New Britain Borough, New Hope Borough, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township and Yardley Borough.