Governor Wolf Urges Legislative Action In Light of North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law
March 29, 2016
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf issued the following statement:
“What North Carolina did is wrong, and equally as troubling is the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s inaction on passing non-discrimination legislation in the commonwealth to ensure that all people – regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, and identity – are treated equally under Pennsylvania law. This fundamental right is essential, and enjoys broad, bipartisan support.
“Pennsylvania has made strides in the fight for equality, but we must do more to prevent people from ever being fired, denied a mortgage, or refused service at a hotel, library, or hospital, simply because of who they are or whom they love.
“What happened in North Carolina, and what is going on in other states, should be a call to pass non-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania now. The time is now, and I urge the legislature to send a bill to my desk. We need to send a signal that Pennsylvania is inclusive, welcoming, and open for business for everyone. We must show that Pennsylvania is the place that William Penn envisioned when he founded our commonwealth on the principle that it is open, diverse, and inclusive for all people.
“We must pass non-discrimination legislation now. We must make real progress now.”