PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

A number of Pennsylvania officials over the last several days have publicly urged the President and Congress to not take action on a number of pressing issues at the federal level.

Thursday, May 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
State lawmakers re-introduce bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth

State lawmakers re-introduce bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth

Following in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia’s footsteps, state lawmakers re-introduced legislation Thursday that would ban the practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors across Pennsylvania. 

During a press conference in Philadelphia’s City Hall, Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia), Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and members of the psychiatric community joined together to push the state legislature to pass SB 44, and a soon-to-be introduced House proposal, which would ban state-licensed mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation “reparative” or “conversion” therapy with minors, otherwise referred to as sexual orientation change efforts. 
Thursday, January 19, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Pittsburgh Public Schools Board passes nondiscrimination transgender policy

Pittsburgh Public Schools Board passes nondiscrimination transgender policy

The Pittsburgh Public Schools Board approved a new policy for transgender and gender expansive students Wednesday evening during a legislative meeting. 

 

The policy would allow students to be referred to by a name and gender pronoun that they identify with, to choose which bathroom or locker room to use, how to dress and which sports to play based on the gender with which they identify. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Gov. Wolf hopes executive order is catalyst for non-discrimination legislation

Gov. Wolf hopes executive order is catalyst for non-discrimination legislation

Gov. Tom Wolf signed two executive orders Thursday afternoon that expand nondiscrimination protections for state workers and contractors.

“This…is an effort to explicitly and decisively end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression and identity in the executive branch in state government,” said Gov. Wolf.

Thursday, April 7, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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