Thursday, February 16, 2012

Why would someone sue in FAVOR of discrimination??

Conshohocken Borough in Montgomery County is one of two dozen municipalities across Pennsylvania that have adopted local non-discrimination laws to protect LGBT people. Conshohocken's law, passed last April, protects LGBT residents from being fired, evicted, or kicked out of a business because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Sounds like a good thing, right?

Apparently, not everyone agrees. Anti-LGBT activists have sued the Borough in an attempt to invalidate the new law. On Friday, February 17, the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas will hear argument on the Borough’s motion to dismiss the complaint. 

If you can, please come watch the court argument to show your support for the Borough and LGBT equality. The argument will be at 9:00 AM on February 17 at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Court Room “A”, 2 E. Airy St., Norristown, PA 19401, before Judge Bernard A. Moore. The courthouse is an easy walk from the Norristown Transportation Center.

Please be respectful of the court proceedings and courthouse rules. Arrive well ahead of time so you can get through security, obey courthouse rules about cameras and recording, do not bring signs into the courtroom or make a lot of noise in the halls. The point is to show the judge in a respectful manner that this matters to a lot of people.

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