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Sun May 5, 2019, 08:15 PM

'This is the best opportunity we've had': Why advocates think this could be the year Pa. bans LGBTQ

‘This is the best opportunity we’ve had’: Why advocates think this could be the year Pa. bans LGBTQ discrimination


Just five years ago, central Pennsylvania voters rejected an incumbent after he came out as gay.

Former Rep. Mike Fleck, a Republican from Huntingdon County, lost a tight primary in 2014, two years after he first publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation.

Since then, state lawmakers who remain have tried time and time again to ban discrimination against Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ residents.

Between a large class of younger, fresh faced lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, a changing of the guard on a key committee, and growing acceptance of LGBTQ individuals compared to just a few years ago, activists are hoping that they can leave culture wars of the previous decades behind, and pass a sweeping reform of state law.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/this-is-the-best-opportunity-weve-had-why-advocates-think-this-could-be-the-year-pa-bans-lgbtq-discrimination/

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Sun May 5, 2019, 11:20 PM

1. bad headline

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Sun May 5, 2019, 11:23 PM

2. Sorry, but it was truncated for being too long. nt

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