Pa. Bill Would Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Law360, Philadelphia (August 13, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan pair of Pennsylvania state senators on Monday introduced legislation that would make it illegal for employers, real estate agents, landlords and banks to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Senate Bill 300 — introduced by Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, and Sen. Patrick Browne, R-Lehigh — would amend the 1955 Pennsylvania Human Relations Act by adding the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” to the list of protected classes in the statute.

“This legislation is intended to prohibit...
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