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.
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 2021, the legislature had an historic opportunity to enshrine civil rights for ALL Pennsylvanians into our state constitution. However, the Republican majority which controls the legislature blocked the amendment. It has become increasingly clear that without the interference of GOP leaders, we have the votes to finally provide statewide discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians.
Click on the image below, or follow this link to tell House leadership to move the PA Fairness Act out of committee and bring to a vote.
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