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Carlisle Non-discrimination Ordinance

Adopted: December 8, 2016



The Carlisle Borough Council unanimously voted to establish a local human relations commission which would include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in December 2016. The ordinance was first proposed at a vigil for the victims of the Orlando massacre in Carlisle in June 2016. The council held several meetings to discuss the ordinance, as well as a full hearing on the proposal in July 2016. After dozens of local speakers the night of the vote, both for and against, the ordinance was adopted.

In the News

Carlisle borough proposes LGBT protection ordinance Penn Live (June 16, 2016)
Debating an anti-discrimination ordinance in Carlisle The Sentinel (June 30, 2016)
Heated moments arise at Carlisle anti-discrimination ordinance discussion The Sentinel (July 28, 2016)
‘We can be leaders on this issue’: Carlisle officials debate LGBT protections Penn Live (July 29, 2016)
New Carlisle ordinance would rely on old state law The Sentinel (August 5, 2016)
Controversial Carlisle ordinance evolves, other options introduced The Sentinel (October 26, 2016)
Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Surfaces in Carlisle The Dickinsonian (October 27, 2016)
Anti-discrimination ordinance advances to Carlisle Borough Council The Sentinel (November 10, 2016)
The basics of the Carlisle Borough Human Relations Ordinance The Sentinel (November 18, 2016)
Anti-discrimination ordinance source of pride for some in Carlisle, ire for others Penn Live (December 7, 2016)
Collection: How Carlisle developed its Human Relations Ordinance The Sentinel (December 9, 2016)
Carlisle passes non-discrimination ordinance after months of public debate The Sentinel (December 9, 2016)
Carlisle Borough Council passes LGBT protection ordinance ABC27 (December 9, 2016)
Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Passes in Carlisle The Dickinsonian (December 14, 2016)