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Breaking News: Metcalfe is a Heterosexual!

On Tuesday, House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe went on a homophobic rant against minority chairman Matt Bradford, who briefly touched Metcalfe’s arm during a committee meeting.

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ACTION ALERT: HB 1933 is vile attack against LGBTQ Pennsylvanians

On November 20, 2017, Representative Jesse Topper introduced HB 1933, a bill that seeks to deny “coverage for gender or sex reassignment surgery or gender or sex transition services, including, but not limited to, physician’s services, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, prescribed drugs or counseling services related to such surgery or services.”
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PA House moves forward discrimination-free CHIP reauthorization

Today, the Pennsylvania House Rules committee, and subsequently the full House, stripped an amendment barring coverage of transition-related surgery for Children’s Health Insurance Program recipients, from HB 1388. Continue reading.

New Legal Guide Released for LGBTQ Families in Pennsylvania

 Family Equality Council and Equality Pennsylvania are pleased to release a new legal guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families living in Pennsylvania. This resource provides LGBTQ-headed families and LGBTQ adults considering forming families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status of federal and state law, including recognition of same-sex marriages, parental rights, adoption, applying for documentation for children, nondiscrimination protections, school policies, healthcare, parental leave, and more. The guide also includes a list of legal documents it is recommended that all LGBTQ families secure in order to ensure their rights and wishes are respected. Continue reading.

Election 2017: Our Progressive Partner Endorsements

As a statewide organization with limited resources, Equality Pennsylvania has typically not endorsed candidates during the municipal election year, however we know that identifying pro-equality candidates happens at every level of government. This year, we are pleased to share with you the endorsements of other progressive organizations across the Commonwealth. Continue reading.

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