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LGBT Non-Discrimination Bills Introduced in PA House and Senate

To take a break from the myriad of bad news coming out of the Pennsylvanian House of Representatives, we are very happy to report that House Bill 300 was reintroduced along with companion Senate Bill 910. As you may remember, … Continue reading

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Reading, PA, Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Some good news out of southeastern Pennsylvania: the Reading City Council has passed an ordinance banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The ordinance is similar to the one passed by the Allegheny County … Continue reading

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Remembering Larry Frankel

Advocates for women’s equality lost a champion on August 28, 2009, with the death of Larry Frankel, former state lobbyist for the ACLU of Pennsylvania. For sixteen years, Larry was the voice of civil liberties in Harrisburg. He was one … Continue reading

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Proposed Marriage Amendment in PA Legislature

Equality Advocates Pennsylvania has brought to our attention some PA state legislators’ intention to introduce a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman, in contrast to other states which are working toward marriage … Continue reading

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Support for Anti-Discrimination Bill in Harrisburg

Advocacy groups, community members, and legislators rallied to support passage of a state anti-discrimination amendment to Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The bill would provide protection against discrimination in jobs, housing, public accommodations and other areas for … Continue reading

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PA House State Government Committee Approves HB 300

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee approved House Bill 300. HB 300 amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to extend protections to residents who are discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. … Continue reading

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