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Here’s how to get a free bus ride from Harrisburg to D.C. on Oct. 8 when the SCOTUS hears LGBTQ rights cases

By: - October 3, 2019 6:30 am

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. (Flickr Commons)

On Oct. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases that could determine whether it’s legal to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

If you want to be there for it, the advocacy group Housing Works, with the assistance of local advocate Carrie Fowler, is offering a free bus ride to Washington D.C. The buses will depart Harrisburg at 7:30 a.m. and return around 10:30 p.m.

Writing on her Facebook event page, Fowler said the bus ride from Harrisburg is part of a “mass demonstration in front of the Supreme Court in D.C. to send a message to the Court, to the Trump administration, to all 2020 candidates, and to the American people: That we will fight for our rights, and for the rights of our loved ones, and communities. And we will not go back.”

To learn more about the event, email Fowler at [email protected]

This story first appeared in The Central Voice, a news website and newspaper that serves central Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ community.

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