(Jun 26, 2015)
HARRISBURG, June 26 – Calling the ruling a historic victory for equality, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, praised today’s Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality while saying there is still work to be done in Pennsylvania.
"Today is a historic day for our country. As a happily married man and father of two, I can personally attest to the power and value of marriage, and I am glad that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens across the country can now share in that same joy, responsibilities and legal protections that I share with my wife," Schlossberg said. "As I have said before, love begets love – and this world clearly needs more love. And while this is certainly a time to celebrate, we are not done fighting inequality in Pennsylvania."
Schlossberg explained that is currently legal in most of the state to fire an employee, deny an individual housing or refuse to serve a patron because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
"It is unbelievable that our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters don't enjoy these same basic protections under the law. No one should have to fear putting a photo of their loved one on their work desk or feel like they have to hide who they are in public. This disparity simply flies in the face of the concept of equality our commonwealth was founded on," Schlossberg said. "It is past time for us as a state to join together and take a stand against hate by passing strong anti- Read more