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Brian Sims

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hundreds Rally in Love Park To Denounce Gay-Bashing

A growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania’s hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.

09/25/2014

(US Sen. Pat Toomey, in Philadelphia last June.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Sen. Toomey Breaks With Party To Advance LGBT Job Rights

But the conservative senator from Lehigh County has carved a careful path in casting his vote.

11/05/2013

(Credit: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio)

State Representatives Announce Pa. Marriage Equality Bill In Philadelphia’s Love Park

Reps. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) and Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) made the announcement on the introduction of H.B. 1686, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act.

10/03/2013

(The new Pennsylvania state liquor store at 21st and Market Streets.  Credit: John McDevitt)

New Pa. LCB Liquor Store Opens in Center City Philadelphia

The 7,700 square feet of retail space at 21st and Market Streets are laid out in colors: blue for spirits, orange for wines, and green for the “premium” and “chairman selections.”

08/14/2013

House of Reps_Chip Somodevilla

Pa.’s First Openly Gay Legislator Ready To Take Office

Pennsylvania’s first elected gay legislator is getting ready to take office in the State House in January after winning an uncontested race this past week.

11/10/2012

House of Reps_Chip Somodevilla

Pennsylvania Officially Elects First Openly Gay State Legislator

Brian Sims won a decisive victory in the Democratic primary in Philadelphia’s 182nd District back in April of 2012, and late Tuesday night, he announced on his Facebook page that he’d clinched his place in the House of Representatives.

11/08/2012

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Pa. Voters Picking Candidates For State Legislature Today

Voters in Pennsylvania are choosing party nominees for state legislative races and in some areas, they’ll also be voting for candidates who’ll serve the unexpired terms of lawmakers who’ve resigned.

04/24/2012

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