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Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments between the City of Philadelphia and a Catholic foster care company that won’t place children with same-sex couples. This case, captioned Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, is the first case of its kind since the Court legalized gay marriage in 2015. Catholic Social Services (CSS), an Read More

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Pennsylvania Sees Spike in Workplace Discrimination Against Pregnant Women

Twenty-four states have passed laws to prevent workplace discrimination against pregnant women, but Pennsylvania has not. Recently, many expectant mothers in PA have come forward claiming that their hours have been cut dramatically, they were forced to work in unsafe conditions, or they were fired after telling their managers they were pregnant. According to the Read More

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Annual LGBTQ Workplace Survey Findings

In a recent study by Glassdoor, 53% percent of LGBTQ Americans have experienced or witnessed anti-LGBTQ comments at work. Anti-LGBTQ comments can vary from phrases like “that’s so gay” to “I don’t support same-sex marriage.” The survey also showed that 43% of LGBTQ employees admit to not being fully out at work while almost half Read More

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Legislative Update

Two months ago, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to assess whether current federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (read more about that here). That issue is now also being considered on a local level. Pennsylvania Representative Dan Frankel and State Senator Larry Farnese recently introduced two bills Read More

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness….For All?

The Supreme Court has agreed to assess whether current federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A decision will be made in the next term. There are three cases on the docket to address these practices. The lower appellate Circuit Courts appear to be split on this issue. At the executive Read More

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