Category Archives: LGBTQ

Action Alert: Tell Your State Senator Not to Discriminate Against Trans Youth

We need you to let your state Senator know that you care about protecting transgender kids in Pennsylvania. This vote can happen as early as today. Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is scheduled to run out of funds the … Continue reading

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Why We Need Increased LGBTQ Protections in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission recently sought input on a proposed guidance that would set forth legal protections for people who are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Women’s Law Project submitted remarks strongly supporting this … Continue reading

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Time to Demand LGBTQ Protections in Pennsylvania

  LGBTQ citizens are more likely to be targets of a hate crime than any other minority group, according to a new analysis of data collected by the FBI. Yet, LGBTQ people are excluded from Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws, and … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes to PA Orphans’ Court Rules Seek to Make the Second-Parent Adoption Process Consistent Statewide

By Tara R. Pfeifer, WLP Staff Attorney In October 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee published proposed new and amended adoption rules for public comment.  The Rules Committee explained that the proposed amendments were intended, in … Continue reading

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IRS Ruling a Victory for Married Same-Sex Couples Across the Country!

Tara R. Pfeifer, WLP Staff Attorney The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced yesterday that the federal government will recognize the marriages of legally married same-sex couples for all federal tax purposes, regardless of where those couples reside. … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project and ACLU fight for domestic partner benefits for Pittsburgh teacher

By Susan Frietsche, WLP Senior Staff Attorney The Women’s Law Project has teamed up with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh attorney Fred Goldsmith to challenge the refusal of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) to provide domestic … Continue reading

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