Advocacy and Civil Rights

The NEPA Rainbow Alliance works closely with Equality Pennsylvania to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pennsylvanians through education and policy and legislative reform. 

  • Did you know that in most parts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania it is perfectly legal to be fired on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression?
  • In only 17 of the state’s nearly 2,500 municipalities are anti-discrimination laws in effect to protect LGBT Pennsylvanians
  • Further, there is currently no legal recourse for LGBT employees who are sexually harassed at work because of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in most of the state.
  • And of course, it is still illegal for same-sex couples in Pennsylvania to marry, denying them the state benefits of marriage

The NEPA Rainbow Alliance works with Equality PA and numerous partner organizations - including legal groups, elected officials and candidates for public office.

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