Pennsylvania Governor Issues Orders Banning LGBT Discrimination New York Magazine • April 7, 2016 Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed two executive orders on Thursday to protect LGBT residents against employment discrimination, Politico reports. One order bans discrimination “against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union
PA Lawmakers To Try Again For Anti-Discrimination Protection For LGBT People WESA • August 31, 2015 Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying, once again, to change the state’s anti-discrimination law. A pair of bills have been introduced that would update the Human Relations Act, making it illegal for someone to be fired from a job, turned away from a business and evicted from or denied housing because
Equality PA Applauds the Introduction of the Pennsylvania Fairness Act Equality Pennsylvania • August 26, 2015 Harrisburg – Today the PA Fairness Act was introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to update the Human Relations Act to ensure that no one can be fired from a job, turned away from a business, or evicted from a home just for being gay or transgender. Read more at Equality PennsylvaniaR
Religious-Freedom Debate Finds Its Way to Pennsylvania The Inquirer • April 3, 2015 It didn’t take long for the uproar over religious-freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas to reverberate in Pennsylvania. Democrats, including Gov. Wolf, grabbed onto the controversy this week to bolster their bid for a state ban on discrimination against members of the LGBT community. Read more
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf : “Send me a bill. I want to sign it.” Equality Pennsylvania • January 29, 2015 Yesterday, Gov. Tom Wolf stopped by our #DiscriminationExists business networking breakfast in Harrisburg and he had a few interesting things to say about ending discrimination. Gov. Wolf let the legislators know that, “Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, conservative or liberal, this stu
Downingtown, Pennsylvania Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition • March 20, 2014 The Downingtown Borough Council adopted a nondiscrimination ordinance inclusive of protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Read more about this victory at Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition.