Unfortunately, there is still no statewide law in Pennsylvania that prohibits discrimination against those in the LGBTQ community. I support the PA Fairness Act because I believe that everyone deserves freedom from discrimination. No one should be denied employment, housing or public accommodation because of who they are or who they love.
Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast that doesn’t recognize LGBTQ people in its hate-crimes laws. There is ample research showing that the LGBTQ community deals with oppression and violence on a daily basis. This is unacceptable. All citizens must be protected under the law. As your state representative, I will advocate for a comprehensive hate-crimes law that protects LGBTQ people.