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Preemption Primer: Blocking Local Government from Protecting LGBTQ People

Around the country, cities and counties are taking steps to promote progress and to protect their residents on a range of issues including raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing paid sick days, updating their nondiscrimination ordinances to protect LGBTQ people, and enacting policies that promote immigrant rights, environmental protection, public health, gun safety, and more. Continue reading.

Equality PA Endorses Congressional Candidates for 2018 Primary

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Metcalfe vows to BLOCK Fairness Act in Facebook Rant; Calls other Reps “Liberal Losers”; Refers to Rep. Brian Sims as “Lying Homosexual”

Daryl Metcalfe is at it again.  Today, in a rant on his official State Representative PageMetcalfe told his constituents he will “block all substantive Democrat legislation sent to [the House State Government] committee.”  This includes the PA Fairness Act that Metcalfe has continually blocked nearly eight years. Continue reading.

OUR VIEW: Mango’s anti-trans commercial rooted in fear mongering and false understanding

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Paul Mango’s recent transphobic television ad looks to warn us that anti-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania “will give anyone the right to decide which gender restroom they can use.”  But the idea that transgender men and women are somehow frivolous in deciding which public restroom they’ll use is based on a complete misunderstanding, and on a denial of the validity of transgender identities. (more…)

Equality PA Endorsements – Round #3 (PA Senate)

Equality Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth’s leading LGBTQ advocacy organization, has endorsed a slate of candidates for election to the Pennsylvania Senate. Continue reading.

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