Erie County


Erie County Nondiscrimination Ordinance

County Code: Article II, Ordinance No. 39
Adopted: February 26, 2002
Updated Human Relations Code


The Erie County Council approved an inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in 2002 with a 6 – 1 vote. The process to have the County Council adopt this ordinance took several years and a concerted local effort. The ordinance was tabled several times – with more and more residents of Erie County coming out to support its passage. At the final vote, over 100 community supporters were present.

In the News

Council Votes 6-1 to include ‘Sexual Orientation’ The Erie Gay News (February 27, 2002)

Erie County Human Relations Commission