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House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams

BY: , and - April 12, 2022

The upper chamber has already taken action on a similar proposal. Sens. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, introduced a companion bill in the Senate less than a week ago. It then advanced out of the Education Committee on Monday on a party-line vote.

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Lily Freeman, 15, of Bucks County, speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol on Tuesday, 3/29/22 (Screen Capture).

Targeting vulnerable transgender kids? A cruel and dangerous waste of time | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 1, 2022

If there's any consolation, Rep. Barbara Gleim's bill is headed for a guaranteed veto. But the GOP has showed itself for what it is.

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The Pa. House’s transgender sports ban will harm our youth — not help them | Opinion

BY: - April 1, 2022

It’s not the job of a politician or a school to decide a student’s (or anyone’s) gender and put them in boxes.

Pa. House committee advances bill excluding transgender athletes from women’s sports teams

BY: - March 29, 2022

HB 972, also known as the “Protect Women’s Sports Act,” would bar transgender athletes from participating in sports consistent with their gender identities. It passed through the committee Tuesday morning in a 15-9 vote. 

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The fight over critical race theory is a solution in search of a problem | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 23, 2021

The GOP, traditionally seen as the “Grand Old Party” has devolved into the “Groveling Orange Party.”

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race theory’

BY: - June 15, 2021

In one sign of a growing pushback, a teacher-led protest to “pledge to teach the truth” was scheduled for Saturday in 22 states. 

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The fight over critical race theory lands in Harrisburg; House GOP bill would punish districts that teach it | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 27, 2021

Teaching our children that they are inferior or inherently bad based on immutable characteristics such as race and sex can be extremely damaging to their emotional and mental well-being,' GOP Reps. Russ Diamond and Barb Gleim say.

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‘No one is asking for this’: LGBTQ advocates lash transgender sports bill | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - April 7, 2021

And one member of the region’s transgender community also says she'll be mounting an electoral challenge to the bill’s prime sponsor.