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Farnese to Urge Passage of Bill to Protect LGBT Citizens Under PA’s Hate Crime Statute
On September 19, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19, 2014 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) will hold a rally at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 42, legislation that would expand the commonwealth’s hate crime protection law to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.
WHO: Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.)
Sen. Jim Ferlo, (D-Lawrenceville)
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny)
Rep. Brendan F. Boyle (D-Phila.)
Rep. Brian Sims (D-Phila.)
Ted Martin, executive director, Equality PA
LGBT Equality Caucus
WHERE: Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
SB 42, drafted by Sen. Ferlo, and HB 177, companion legislation drafted by Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.), re-enacts Title 18 language to extend protection under the ethnic intimidation clause of Chapter 27 to include ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity.
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