Good Legislative Stuff Happens in PA, too

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

It is hard to keep up with the good stuff, but I'm sure you want to know about it …. Anti-Discrimination HB 300 sponsored by Representative Dan Frankel SB 910 sponsored by Senator Lawrence Farnese These bills will expand the Human Relations Act to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes. […]

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Update on pro-equality legislation in Pennsylvania

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

State Representive Cohen has introduced a measure that would expand existing law to recognize civil unions.   HB708 has several familiar cosponsors, including Dan Frankel, Jake Wheatley, Chelsa Wagner, Dom Costa, Paul Costa, Mark Gergely.  41 sponsors in total. This legislation has been referred to the Judiciary Committee as of February 12, 2011. Several cosponsors sit in […]

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The impact of HUD’s anti-discrimination rules on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

OK, folks, so finally we see some payoff from the Allegheny County Anti-Discrimination ordinance in practical terms. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued new rules requiring grant recipients to comply with local anti-discrimination laws. Traditionally, HUD requires all applicants for competitive grant funding to comply with all applicable federal fair housing […]

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