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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Keystone State.


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Pennsylvania Republican Encourages Fellow Conservatives to Speak Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

October 7, 2019, 7:46 am “I believe in individual freedom. I identify as a fiscal conservative and cringe at the idea of big government telling me how to live my life.”
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Drawing on Conservative Activism and Faith Background, Pennsylvania Man Pushes Toward LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

October 7, 2019, 7:31 am "Nondiscrimination is a conservative value because fairness and access to the American Dream is something that everyone should have, regardless of orientation. People should have the freedom to pursue happiness. That’s a founding value of our country.”
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Flurry of Local Ordinances Builds Momentum for Nationwide Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • October 2, 2018, 5:19 pm The trend in passage of local nondiscrimination protections continues momentum for a federal bill.
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The LGBTQ Cases to Watch at the U.S. Supreme Court This Term

By Adam Polaski • October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm The Supreme Court could hear any number of cases concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination during their upcoming term — take a look at our analysis here.
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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Ruling Protecting Prospective LGBTQ Adoptive Parents to Stand

By Adam Polaski • August 30, 2018, 7:47 pm The lower court ruling, issued last month, allowed Philadelphia to require child welfare agencies with city contracts to follow the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which protects LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: History Made in VT and Steps Forward in PA & MS

By Shane Stahl • August 18, 2018, 12:34 am Read the most important news in nondiscrimination for the week of August 12.
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Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission Moves to Enforce LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • August 17, 2018, 11:41 am The commission will interpret existing civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Victories Across the Board For Transgender People Nationwide

By Shane Stahl • July 28, 2018, 12:33 pm Major wins for transgender students and a win for two transgender women in Wisconsin highlight the week's news.
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Full Third Circuit Court of Appeals Shuts Down Anti-Transgender Arguments in PA Case

By Shane Stahl • July 27, 2018, 10:48 pm The decision upholds an earlier decision that kept the school's transgender-inclusive policy in place.
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Federal Judge in Pennsylvania Denies Child Welfare Agencies a License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

By Adam Polaski • July 14, 2018, 9:18 am The ruling marks the first time a federal court has ruled that child welfare agencies with government contracts may not exclude same-sex couples or require any other religious test for the purpose of determining who may foster or adopt children.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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In Powerful Order for Boyertown District, 3rd Circuit Underlines Schools’ Responsibility to Protect Transgender Students

By Shane Stahl • June 21, 2018, 10:19 am The 3rd Circuit ruling in favor of Boyertown's transgender-inclusive policy came less than an hour after arguments ended.
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Local Steps Forward: Policies Updated, Protections Passed, and Pending Progress

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:07 pm The latest in nondiscrimination news at the local level for April and May of 2018.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Prepares to Celebrate and a Win For Gavin Grimm Among Highlights in Positive Week

By Shane Stahl • May 25, 2018, 1:15 pm A key victory for Gavin Grimm and momentum forward in Michigan's new interpretation of sex discrimination laws lead a week of good news for the nondiscrimination movement for the week of May 20.
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Blockbuster Week for Transgender Students: Big Developments in Cases Involving Dignity & Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2018, 12:13 pm This week wraps up one of the busiest weeks of litigation ever in the ongoing fight in the courts to secure LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections – and increase understanding among more Americans on what it means to be transgender.