In two Pa. towns, two very different results for LGBTQ equality
Last week, the Pittsburgh City Paper reported that Sharpsburg Borough City Council rejected a nondiscrimination ordinance that would have created civil rights protections for LGBTQ individuals, among other things.
Republican lawmaker calls police after ‘aggressive and belligerent’ call with Democratic colleague over LGBTQ bill
A Philadelphia suburban Republican called the police to his home after a Democratic colleague launched into a late-night, curse-filled tirade against him in a phone call on Monday. In a statement released Tuesday, Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery, claimed that Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, told him in the call that Sims would “ruin” Murt and that […]
‘It’s about damn time’: Momentum to pass LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill is growing
Legislation protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination has met roadblocks in Pennsylvania since 1976 — the first year such a bill was introduced in the state’s General Assembly. After more than 50 years of false starts, Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, says “it’s about damn time” for that to change. “Leaving behind talented individuals because of [their] […]