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

Harrisburg, PA

 

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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