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Reading Protects Gays

Timothy Kincaid

October 1st, 2009

My knowledge of Reading, PA, is limited to the fact that it lent its name to the Reading Railroad, a property in Monopoly. But now I know this, as well (PGN):

The Reading City Council voted 6-1 on Sept. 28 to approve a nondiscrimination ordinance that extends protections to LGBT individuals in employment, credit, housing and public accommodations. Reading Mayor Thomas McMahon signed the bill into law that day, making Reading the 16th jurisdiction in the commonwealth to ban LGBT discrimination.

So if I ever have a chance to take a ride in Reading, I won’t pass go and I won’t demand $200. I’ll just enjoy that welcoming city.

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Cole
October 1st, 2009 | LINK

I live near Reading. It’s a small city. I am glad they passed the non-discrimination law.

Burr
October 1st, 2009 | LINK

But what does the bible say about this? :P

Emily K
October 1st, 2009 | LINK

The farther west you go (til you hit Pittsburgh), the more conservative, generally. Very glad about this.

Richard Rush
October 1st, 2009 | LINK

There is an often-repeated description of Pennsylvania that’s not too far off the mark: You have Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west, and Alabama in the middle.

Emily K
October 1st, 2009 | LINK

Yes, and that section is called “Pennsyltucky” or “Penntucky.”

White supremacist groups made a large migration to that part of PA some time ago.

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