CARLISLE, Pa. Mayor Kirk Wilson said he will ask the borough council to pass a resolution in June or July that could, if the community agrees, lead to an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.
A ban on discrimination against people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender would come only after community meetings and a review by the borough’s legal staff, Wilson said.
“The resolution would be first,” Wilson said. “That’s what this whole process is about, to determine what the community feels it needs.”
Supporters say economic development would be hampered if the community is not seen as inclusive. Harrisburg barred workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation in 1983, one of the first cities of its size to do so.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, May 26, 2006.