By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, a Pennsylvania state senator is looking to reintroduce a bill to remove legal discrimination of the LGBT community here.READ MORE: War Of Words Between Philadelphia Mayor Kenney, City Councilmember After Deadly Drive-By Shooting In Olney
Senator Larry Farnese of Philadelphia’s First District, has introduced bills in the last three legislative sessions to make discrimination illegal in Pennsylvania.
It’s never passed but he is hopeful that the momentum of last week’s Supreme Court decision may change that.READ MORE: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Launches New Mobile Screening Unit In Philadelphia
“Under Pennsylvania law, it is permitted to deny someone a service or a job, based simply upon the way they live their lives.” said Farnese. “You can discriminate in Pennsylvania based simply upon who someone loves, and that is wrong.”
Farnese says he believes this kind of discrimination in Pennsylvania is a detriment to economic growth.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Officials Ready To Provide COVID-19 Booster Shots Once They're Approved By CDC
He says in the last 4 years under Governor Corbett, the state fell to 49th out of the 50 states in job creation.