BLOG: We Stand with U.S. House Members Looking to Ban Discrimination
By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
May 26, 2016
The U.S. House passed a proposal Wednesday night to protect federal workers from being fired on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sponsored by Rep. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), the measure was approved 223-195.
In April, Governor Tom Wolf signed non-discrimination executive orders in an effort to explicitly and decisively end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in the executive branch of our state government.
“Pennsylvania is open for business no matter who you are or whom you love.” — Governor Wolf
But while these executive orders apply to commonwealth employees and employees of organizations with contracts or grants from the commonwealth, we still need to ensure the commonwealth extends protections statewide. Governor Wolf is committed to working with the legislature to pass a statewide non-discrimination bill that protects all Pennsylvanians, and encourages federal legislators to continue enacting measures to protect fundamental human rights.
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