Gov. Wolf Calls on Legislature to Pass Civil Rights and Hate Crimes Protections for LGBTQ individuals


“I join lawmakers, business owners and bipartisan advocates in calling for votes on these bills. Our laws allow people to be denied a job or housing simply because they are LGBTQ. It is time to right this wrong,” said Gov. Wolf.

In a tweet, he noted that Pennsylvania’s existing laws allows denial of a job or housing to a transgender or non-gender conforming person.

Gov. Wolf’s administration is committed to eliminating discrimination against LGBTQ people

In August last year, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) released a new guidance on sex-based discrimination under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. The Commission included gender identity and sexual orientation to its definition of protected groups.