Berks

Reading mayor cancels gay pride flag-raising at City Hall

READING, Pa. - 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."


DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links, images, inappropriate language, or memes may be removed by the moderator.  Job listings and similar posts are likely automated SPAM messages from Facebook and are not placed by WFMZ-TV.

This Week's Circulars

Berks Area News

Latest From The Newsroom