Human Rights Campaign Celebrates New Pro-Equality Majority in Pennsylvania State House of Representatives

by Delphine Luneau

Combined With the Victory of Gov.-Elect Josh Shapiro, the Chances of Desperately Needed LGBTQ+ Nondiscrimination Protections Being Passed Into Law Have Improved Dramatically

HARRISBURG — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — celebrated the newly elected pro-equality majority in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.

Human Rights Campaign Pennsylvania State Director Ryan Matthews released the following statement:

“The prospect of a pro-equality majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is a welcome development and one that has been long-awaited. For too long, anti-equality extremists have prevented Pennsylvania from following the example of its neighboring states in the Northeast in advancing nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people. Now, combined with the victory of Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro, the chances of those desperately needed protections being passed into law have improved dramatically. This is a great day for all Pennsylvanians, and LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians especially.”

HRC’s Commitment to Pennsylvania

HRC worked this year to engage our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the 3 million Equality Voters in Pennsylvania in support of pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot. Equality Voters are a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans who are united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality. Equality Voters are younger, more racially diverse, and more female than the general electorate, they recognize and trust the HRC brand, and they are more likely to identify with issue-specific organizations than candidates or political parties.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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