Governor Wolf Calls for LGBTQ Protections

October 08, 2019

Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on if the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 cover sexual orientation and gender identity:

“For too long to our collective detriment, we kept some of our best, most talented individuals out of the workforce because of nationality, religion, race or gender. When we began protecting the rights of these individuals to work, we all benefitted. Now it’s time to ensure our hardworking, talented LGBTQ colleagues have the same rights to be evaluated based on their abilities to perform their jobs.

“Since taking office, I have fought for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians. I will continue this fight until every Pennsylvanian has the same basic civil rights to live and work.”

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