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Protect LGBT community

| Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

Keystone Progress applauds the introduction of the Pennsylvania Fairness Act in the state House and Senate and encourages the Legislature to pass this legislation swiftly.

Currently, a gay Pennsylvanian can get married on Sunday, bring a wedding picture to work on Monday and be fired on Tuesday because of his/her sexual orientation. That same person could be refused service or denied housing without any recourse under state law.

This is shameful.

The Fairness Act will provide protections for LGBT Pennsylvanians when it comes to employment, housing and public accommodations, among other things. We look forward to it becoming law. It is time that we ensure LGBT Pennsylvanians are truly treated as equals in the eyes of the law of the commonwealth.

Michael Morrill

Harrisburg

The writer is the executive director of Keystone Progress.

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