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Governor Wolf Calls for LGBTQ Protections

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…

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First Lady Frances Wolf Hosts Pay Equity Roundtable, Encourages Action to End Gender Pay Gap, Increase Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

First Lady Frances Wolf and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today joined business leaders, lawmakers and advocates for a roundtable discussion at Prototype PGH focused on creating economic equity for women in Pennsylvania by ending gender-based pay discrimination and increasing the commonwealth’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.

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Gov. Wolf, Administration Denounce Trump Administration Rollbacks of LGBTQ Protections, Calls for Long Overdue State Action

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and his administration today denounced the recent Trump Administration rollbacks of multiple protections for LGBTQ individuals, calling for long overdue state action to end this abhorrent discriminatory track record. “As the federal government goes backwards, it is past time for Pennsylvania to protect our LGBTQ citizens,” Gov. Wolf said.…

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Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Must Protect LGBTQ Citizens from Violence, Discrimination

Harrisburg, PA – Across the country, there has been an alarming trend of violence against LGBTQ citizens, especially trans women of color. Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs today reaffirmed its support for the LGBTQ community, denounced this violence and urged the approval of pending bills to provide LGBTQ citizens additional…

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Governor Wolf Urges Legislature to Advance LGBTQ Civil Rights, Hate Crime Protections

Harrisburg, PA – As legislative sponsors rally support for long-overdue civil rights and hate crime protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf noted that our neighbors have already taken these steps and Pennsylvania’s outlier status could turn away businesses or residents trying to relocate here. Governor Wolf called on the legislature to take up both…

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