Pa. state Rep. Brian Sims stands with Gov. Tom Wolf
and other advocates to call on the legislature to pass equal protections for LGBT citizens.
In Pennsylvania, members of the LGBT community can still be denied employment, housing, and other basic rights afforded to others in the general population. Sims is co-sponsoring the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, H.B. 1510, which would update Pennsylvania’s nondiscrimination law to ensure all residents have equal rights regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, disability and now, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
The legislation advanced in the Senate 7-4 yesterday with support from the business community and liberal lawmakers.
Sims, Pennsylvania‘s first openly gay elected state legislator, opened his speech by asserting the critical importance of his bill.