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Friday, July 14, 2006

Easton, Pennsylvania passes gender identity ordinance

I previously blogged about the ordinance being considered in Easton. Wednesday evening, the city passed a Human Relations Ordinance that includes a prohibition of discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.

The ordinance passed 5-0. Easton, with a population of 25,000, becomes the 11th city and county in PA to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, joining Allentown, Erie County, Harrisburg, Lansdowne, New Hope, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Swarthmore and York.

I note that, as mentioned in a previous blog, a federal district court in Pennsylvania found that Title VII covers transgender employees. Mitchell v. Axcan Scandipharm, Inc., Slip Copy, 2006 WL 456173 W.D.Pa.,2006. Feb 17, 2006.

1 comment:

Dr. Jillian Todd Weiss said...

There are 49 Fortune 500 companies based in Pennsylvania:
AmerisourceBergen
Sunoco
Comcast
Rite Aid
Cigna
United States Steel
Aramark
PPG Industries
H.J. Heinz
Air Products & Chem.
Rohm & Haas
PNC Financial Services Group
Crown Holdings
PPL
Toll Brothers
Unisys
Mellon Financial Corp.
Lincoln National
Erie Insurance Group
Jones Apparel Group
UGI
Hershey
Wesco International
Ikon Office Solutions
Universal Health Svcs.
SunGard Data Systems
Consol Energy
Sovereign Bancorp
Armstrong Holdings
Allegheny Technologies
Allegheny Energy
Harsco
Charming Shoppes
Teleflex
Dick's Sporting Goods
Airgas
American Eagle Outfitters
Kennametal
Vishay Intertechnology
Pep Boys
Weis Markets
FMC
Select Medical
JLG Industries
Dentsply International
Genesis HealthCare
Agere Systems
Penn National Gaming
Ametek