Tag Archives: Allegheny County

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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Allegheny County Bar Association Launches Institute for Gender Equality

Yesterday, the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) kicked off its new Institute for Gender Equality with a luncheon featuring judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Marjorie Rendell speaking about the difficulties women face in the … Continue reading

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Third Circuit Rules in Favor of Wage Equity for Women in PA

Despite the influx of women into the workforce, gender inequality persists, as this report released by the The Institute for Women’s Policy Research reminds us. Men earn more than women in almost all occupations.  Moreover, women earn less than men both … Continue reading

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Allegheny County Council Approves Human Relations Commission

Last night, after three hours of comments from community members and debate among council members, the Allegheny County Council voted 8-6 to approve an ordinance banning discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation and … Continue reading

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Proposed Allegheny County Human Relations Commission

Last week, the Allegheny County Council’s Committee on Government Reform heard testimony about Councilwoman Amanda Green’s proposed ordinance which would create a countywide, 16-member Human Relations Commission to enforce a nondiscrimination ordinance in housing, employment, public accommodations, and other contexts. … Continue reading

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