The purpose of the weeklong effort is to let the public know that while gays, lesbians and transgenders can marry, they can still be fired, evicted or treated unfairly because of their sexual orientation.
With more acceptance of same sex relationships, the need for bathouses seems to be declining.
“This is one of things that the department needed to do to make sure that we are treating people fairly and in the proper way,” Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford says.
New York’s passage of same sex marriage is unlikely to have much impact on Pennsylvania’s policy. That’s according to Ted Martin, executive director of Equality PA.