With the help of dedicated volunteers and community activists, the ACLU of Pennsylvania works to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the individual rights and liberties that are guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States and Pennsylvania.
There are many ways that you can take action to defend civil liberties in Pennsylvania:
It's legal to fire people in Pennsylvania because they're gay. It's time for that to end.
Many Pennsylvanians mistakenly think it's already illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation. They're wrong. Only 21 municipalities in the commonwealth have anti-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation-leaving almost 70% of LGBT Pennsylvanians without protection from discrimination.
House Bill 300 would end discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Pennsylvania. It would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the commonwealth's civil rights law, to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression" as protected classes. Find out what you can do to support HB 300 and end legal discrimination in Pennsylvania.