Reading Pride filing complaint after mayor won't fly flag

 

The Reading administration is being accused of discrimination after Mayor Wally Scott canceled a gay pride flag-raising ceremony at City Hall on Monday.

Scott told 69 News that he has nothing against the LGBTQ community, but he views displaying the pride flag at City Hall as a "political movement." Scott said he doesn't believe flags should be raised at City Hall for political movements.

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading issued a statement, saying "what was supposed to be a proud and historical moment" turned into "a show of blatant, unacceptable discrimination."

The group went on to say, "We are not a cause. We are human beings protected by an anti-discrimination ordinance in the City of Reading."