I just stood up at the Capitol with our partners from the ACLU of Pennsylvania as they made a big announcement. On behalf of several committed gay and lesbian couples, the ACLU of Pennsylvania has filed a complaint challenging the constitutionality of the state law that excludes same-sex couples from marriage.
In this historic moment, I’m thrilled that we’re partnering with the ACLU on the campaign to win marriage equality. We believe all loving couples should be able to share in the freedom to marry, and we know this lawsuit is a critical step toward ending marriage discrimination against committed same-sex couples in the commonwealth.
At Equality Pennsylvania, we’re dedicated to advancing fairness and freedom for all in all aspects of life — from building safe schools to protecting our families to ending discrimination. Will you pledge your support for our efforts to achieve a fair and just Pennsylvania?
We’re fighting for equality on all fronts – from the courtroom to City Hall to the Capitol. While securing marriage for all loving couples is a top priority, our first goal is still passing a statewide law to protect LGBT people from discrimination.
Right now, it’s legal in Pennsylvania to fire someone, deny them a mortgage, or refuse them a hotel room because they are gay or transgender. But we’re closer than ever to changing that. Together, we’ve secured more than 100 co-sponsors on legislation that would make discrimination against LGBT people illegal — finally!
I know I don’t have to tell you: no one should have to worry about losing their job, their home, or their security simply because of who they are or who they love. That’s why we have to keep pushing for policy changes — from marriage equality to discrimination protections and beyond — that will improve the lives of LGBT people.
Commit to fighting for full equality in Pennsylvania. Let your friends know that you believe in fairness and freedom for all.
Every day, the movement for equality in the commonwealth gets stronger, and that’s because of people like you who won’t stop fighting. I can’t thank you enough.