I am asking you to support the Pa Fairness Act and join my voice to others who are asking that this bill receive a vote in the state House of Representatives.
Pennsylvania’s lack of a comprehensive anti-discrimination law is an affront to human rights, an embarrassment to this commonwealth and a deterrent for workers and businesses who could help grow our economy.
In 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County which found an employer cannot discriminate against an individual because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
While this was an historic victory for civil rights, this decision does not prevent a Pennsylvanian identified as LGBTQ+ to be denied housing, education, and access to public accommodations simply because of who they are or who they love.
In prior years, this legislation has not received a vote despite overwhelming bipartisan support. As a result of this inaction, local governments across Pennsylvania passed ordinances to ensure these protections. It is time we take similar action to ensure equal protection of our LGBTQ+ family members and neighbors in every city, town, and borough across the commonwealth.
Please, do the right thing and schedule the vote on HB 300, extending civil rights protections to every Pennsylvanian.Support the PA FAIRNESS ACT
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