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Newtown Borough Passes "Love is Love Day" Resolution

Newtown Borough Passes "Love is Love Day" Resolution | Newtown News of Interest |

[Newtown Borough] council passed a resolution recognizing “Love is Love Day” on Feb. 15 in celebration of the Rainbow Room Prom.


The Rainbow Room, located in Doylestown, provides an atmosphere of acceptance and love for LGBTQ+ youth in the community.


“The highest rate of attempted suicide is among LGBTQ youth. The highest number of sex trafficking is LGBTQ youth,” said Councilor Swajakos who brought the resolution to the floor. “This is our opportunity to express our support to our family members and show our solidarity with these youth who are challenged every day.”


A number of Bucks County municipalities brought similar resolutions to the floor after State Senator Steve Santarsiero and State Rep. Wendy Ullman were rebuffed by the GOP-controlled legislature from passing a similar resolution at the state level. Read “State Senator Steve Santarsiero,'s "Love Is Love Day" Proposal Shot Down in PA Senate”;


“It is not okay that in Pennsylvania, in the year 2020, it is still perfectly legal to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ+ community,” Santarsiero said. “We should all be ashamed of that, and actively fight to make our Commonwealth an inclusive place for all residents, especially our children.


“I have faith that change is coming,” he added. “I have faith that our LGBTQ+ children will be able to grow up in a world of acceptance, respect, and love. I have faith that there will always be people who will stand up for the dignity of others. Love is love, with or without a resolution.”

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  • “Newtown Township Working on “Love is Love Day” Resolution Modeled After One Sponsored By State Senator Steve Santarsiero”;
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