Pennsylvania, USA: Two Bills Introduced to Protect LGBT Citizens

Written by scott on May 8th, 2013

you tube bigMore than a hundred lawmakers in pennsylvania have gotten behind a bill to protect LGBT citizens from discrimination. reports:

A broad group of state lawmakers today introduced bills HB 300/SB300, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression statewide in employment, housing, credit and public accommodations. And they cited a record high level of support for the measures. “These identical proposals have a common goal — to end, once and for all, the last vestige of legal discrimination in Pennsylvania based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression,” said state Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Squirrel Hill), a co-sponsor of HB300 with Republican state Rep. Chris Ross, and sponsor of the bill in previous years.

The bill apparently has some bipartisan support, although it’s hard to say what its chances are in the GOP controlled and gerrymandered state legislature.


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