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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: March 1, 2021 09:29 AM
From: Representative Dan Frankel and Rep. Jessica Benham, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, Rep. Brian Sims
To: All House members
Subject: Fairness Act
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 embarrassment to this commonwealth and a deterrent for workers and businesses who could help grow our economy.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this long overdue measure, so that Pennsylvania can join the 22 other states in our nation that welcome and protect LGBTQ people.

Introduced as HB300