This breakfast follows the announcement that all four Episcopal Bishops of Pennsylvania endorsed legislation to update PA’s discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies
Passing non-discrimination protections simply helps create an environment with less fear in the work place which means happier and more successful workers and more successful businesses. That’s a win-win for everyone.
Attack efforts towards some bakers demonstrate a new tactic in the battle against LGBTQ Equality. They are designed to confuse the public about the purpose of non-discrimination laws and perpetuate a myth of Christian persecution.
As the new year begins, I want to lay down some predictions and ideas about what LGBTQ issues ought to be big and important in 2015. Some of these will get much air play and publicity and some will not but should.
What will the LGBTQ movement need to focus upon in 2015 and how. Commentary regarding a state-level strategy for LGBTQ issues as identified by David Mariner and published on The Billerico Project.
Could someone please cite what marriage equality activist ever insisted marriage wouldn’t affect anyone? Because it never happened! No one ever suggested such a thing! What marriage equality activists said then and now, is that allowing same-sex couples the ability to protect their relationships as and their families with civil marriage wouldn’t harm any heterosexual marriage. That’s a really big difference.
But the National Organization for Marriage, with the help of PA Rep Mike Kelly place religious convictions as more important than love.
It is the religious status quo which has made LGBTQ Rights (because of Marriage Equality) the defining issue, and writers like Ball do a disservice by failing to recognize that.
The big deal for us, in Pennsylvania is getting two bills, HB 300 and SB 300 passed to provide protections from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. If you’ve been a long-time reader, you know this bill has been a passion for me since 2008.
Biden is often characterized as a person who speaks somewhat recklessly, but in reality, this is a very nuanced and thoughtful statement. He is both nudging the President, pointing out there is no real downside to the President making and Executive Order, and at the same time, he emphasizes what the President has been saying al along-