2024 Political Q&A with Arvind Venkat: What You Need to Know About This Incumbent Candidate for PA House District 30

I believe this diversity both reflects the strength of Pennsylvania and the opportunity to reflect our changing population in our policies. One example is recognizing Diwali – the Hindu Festival of Lights – under state law. That  is something that is very important to my culture and community, yet would never have been considered without […]

Delaware Offers Marriage Equality While PA Introduces “Marriage Protection” Amendment

Good job Delaware. I’m glad I’ll be spending a few days there this summer and promise to spend money! Meanwhile here in Pennsylvania, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe is caught up in the “let’s go back in time” Western PA groove and has introduced ANOTHER bill that would define marriage in our Constitution. It is  HB […]

PA’s First Openly Gay Elected Official is Mike Fleck and He’s a Republican

This past election, Eastern PA elected our first first openly gay candidate, Brian Sims, to the PA House. This weekend, we learned however, that current State Rep Mike Fleck (R) has come out. So that’s an interesting turn of events.   From PoliticsPA He said his party affiliation remains strong. “The Republican party is all […]