Susquehanna Township

Susquehanna Township

Susquehanna Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Ordinance No. 11-17

Adopted: December 8, 2011




Upon learning of the recent ordinances that were adopted in Southeastern Pennsylvania, local advocates in the Cumberland Valley began working on an ordinance in Susquehanna Township. Steve Dorko, a resident of Susquehanna Township, helped lead the local efforts for the ordinance. This Board of Commissioners in this inner-ring Harrisburg suburb adopted the ordinance with a 7 -1 vote in favor. The Susquehanna Township nondiscrimination ordinance was adopted on the one year anniversary of the Lower Merion ordinance’s passage. This ordinance was the fourth Central Pennsylvania ordinance adopted and first non-city in the region to pass nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

In the News

Susquehanna Township officials, residents consider sexual discrimination ordinance
The Patriot News (September 24, 2011)

Susquehanna Twp. makes midstate history for anti-discrimination law
The Patriot News (December 8, 2011)

Susquehanna Twp. Adopts Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
WGAL ABC 8 (December 9, 2011)

Susquehanna Township Human Relations Commission