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All posts for the month July, 2013

State’s Largest Employer Rolls Out Inclusive Family Leave Policy

We are so excited to announce that UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) has updated their family leave policies to ensure that committed same-sex couples are given the same measure of protection as all families! Continue reading.

What the DOMA Ruling Means for You

The Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling striking down DOMA just weeks ago, and since that historic day, we have been faced with many questions about how the decision will impact same-sex couples nationwide and in the Commonwealth. Continue reading.

A Historic Victory: Senate Committee Approves Federal Employment Nondiscrimination Act

Wednesday was a historic day nationwide as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a 15 to 7 vote. ENDA is a federal bill that would ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity — in the same way that the federal government protects workers on the basis of sex or race. Continue reading.

Equality Pennsylvania Partners with ACLU of Pennsylvania to Win the Freedom to Marry for Gay Couples

Today, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed Whitewood v. Corbett, a legal complaint challenging the constitutionality of the commonwealth’s law excluding gay couples from marriage. Continue reading.

Join the Fight for Equality: New Job Openings at Equality Pennsylvania

Over the past several months, Equality Pennsylvania has been growing and building momentum for equality. From securing a historic number of co-sponsors on a bill protecting LGBT people from discrimination to winning support for marriage equality from key lawmakers — we have been working hard to improve the lives of LGBT people in the commonwealth. Continue reading.

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