Governor Wolf Statement on Federal EEOC Lawsuit against Pittsburgh-area Medical Facility for LGBT Discrimination

March 02, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging that a Pittsburgh-area medical center engaged in anti-gay discrimination:

“The allegations of discrimination in the federal complaint are disturbing, yet legal under current Pennsylvania law. These allegations illustrate the urgent need for non-discrimination protection legislation. For far too long, Pennsylvania has failed to protect all of our citizens from acts of discrimination in employment and housing. A recent report ranked our commonwealth among the lowest group of states for these protections, which is unacceptable and counter to our place in history.  I urge the General Assembly to pass and send me the Pennsylvania Fairness Act to sign upon its return to Harrisburg later this month.”

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