It's time to pass equal rights for every Pennsylvanian.
June is Pride month however in many parts of Pennsylvania Queer individuals have no statewide protections when it comes to housing, education and access to public accommodations. This means a Queer person's landlord could potentially kick them simply for being queer. In Erie County we have protections however members of our community in Crawford County do not have this same protection. It's time we send our support to Harrisburg and get this legislation passed.
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.
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