Tag Archives: Discrimination

ICYMI: September at the Women’s Law Project

September brought some encouraging wins, and sends us into October with big challenges on the horizon as the Pennsylvania Legislature enters the final weeks of the two-year session. At the end of a session, all proposed bills that are not … 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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Pregnant Workers Fired Over a Glass of Water in Pennsylvania

Did you know that a pregnant woman in Pennsylvania can be fired for asking for a stool or water bottle at work? Women make up about half of the workforce, and working women are the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% … Continue reading

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2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly

There’s no need to sugarcoat 2015: The attack on reproductive rights is still going strong. A well-funded anti-choice movement is attempting to block not only women’s access to legal abortion, but contraception and preventative care also. Clinic violence and targeted … Continue reading

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ALERT: ATHLETIC EQUITY REPORTING LAW UNDER ATTACK IN HARRISBURG!

Just last week, the first annual athletic gender equity reports were due from public secondary schools under a new state law that passed on June 30, 2012.  The Equity in Interscholastic Athletics Disclosure Act (or Act 82 Article XVI-C) requires … Continue reading

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Major League Baseball Includes Sexual Orientation in its Anti-Discrimination Policy

By Molly Duerig, WLP Intern It’s no mystery why the Major League Baseball Players Association has announced a new component to its anti-discrimination policy that specifically denounces discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Many professional athletes are openly supportive … Continue reading

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Rainbow Alliance Victory Against Gender Discrimination

Tara R. Pfeifer, WLP Staff Attorney The Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations recently issued a ‘probable cause’ finding against the University of Pittsburgh in connection with a gender discrimination complaint filed by Rainbow Alliance, University of Pittsburgh’s LGBTQA-student group. Rainbow … Continue reading

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