Sexual Orientation

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Philly Upping Hate Crime Law After Alleged Attack On Same-Sex Couple

Philadelphia’s city council has passed a bill authorizing added penalties for gender identity and sexual orientation hate crimes that aren’t covered under state law.

10/30/2014

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Council Debates Adding Hate Crime Penalties To City Code

Before Council’s Public Safety Committee is a measure that boosts the penalties for a variety of crimes when the offender is found to be motivated by the victims sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

10/21/2014

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Pa. Senator Seeking Wider Hate Crime Law Says He’s Gay

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker made it public that he’s gay while at a news conference with other Democrats to urge passage of legislation to outlaw discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

09/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order on workplace discrimination at the White House. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Equality PA Launches 6-Week Tour In Support Of Anti-Discrimination Bill

Equality Pennsylvania has launched a six-week tour across the state to drum up support for House and Senate Bill 300, which would provide statewide discrimination protection for gays, lesbians and trangendered people in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2014

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Chestnut Hill College, Gay Priest Reach Secret Settlement Over Firing

Chestnut Hill College and the former adjunct professor with whom it severed ties have reached an amicable resolution to end the controversy over the openly gay priest.

03/21/2011

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