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J. Rudy Flesher

Discrimination

Look: One Picture At A Time, #FairnessMeans Calls For Non-Discrimination Laws

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 1:04 PM June 19, 2014
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Making the case for non-discrimination legislation one picture at a time, a diverse group of activists and advocacy groups has launched the #FairnessMeans campaign.

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Brian Sims Says ‘One Person And His Faith’ Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Block Non-Discrmination Bill

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 10:46 AM June 18, 2014
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Anyone following politics in Pennsylvania would need only one guess to know which legislator is holding up a vote on an LGBT non-discrimination bill.

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Sex Discrimination in Florida Schools: ‘Busy Boys and Little Ladies’

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 11:27 AM June 2, 2014
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ACLU opposed to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s claims that “Boys and Girls Learn Differently.”

families

Gay Dads’ Brains Work Like Mom And Dad Combined

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:46 PM May 29, 2014
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To state it simply, fathers are emotionally and mentally capable of everything a mother is, and this is activated by acting as a primary care provider.

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Out GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary, Wins Democratic Write-In

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 1:58 PM May 28, 2014
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It is a new day with new possibilities here in the Keystone State. While Rep. Fleck did lose his place on the Republican ballot, he narrowly won the primary as a Democratic write-in.

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Law That Was ‘Going To Allow Gov. Romney To Win’ Loses Support Of Pennsylvania Governor

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 6:27 PM May 27, 2014
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Pennsylvania’s GOP Governor Tom Corbett stopped defending the state’s disastrous voter ID law.

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Pennsylvania Legislature May See Openly Gay Members Drop By Half

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:33 PM May 26, 2014
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With only two openly gay legislators in its House and none in the Senate, just one electoral loss could cut the number of Pennsylvania’s out legislators in half.

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Breaking: Today, Pennsylvania Could Be The Next Marriage Equality State

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 7:27 AM May 20, 2014
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Late last night the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania announced that the landmark decision to strike down Pennsylvania’s ban on same sex marriage equality may come today.

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Pennsylvania Auditor General To Anti-Gay Governor: You Are Costing Us Millions

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 10:07 AM May 19, 2014
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Pennsylvania’s Auditor General has released a statement taking Gov. Tom Corbett (R) to task for costing the Commonwealth millions by continuing to defend its unconstitutional ban on marriage equality.

Elections

Brian Sims Secures Path to Re-Election

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 2:18 PM April 8, 2014
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Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims has secured the path to his reelection to a second term. Here’s why that’s great news!

DOMA

14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

by Guest Author ● 2:07 PM December 31, 2013
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Editor’s note – this guest post comes from Anna Aagenes, Executive Director of GO! (Generation Out) Athletes, and was originally posted on her website. My thanks to Anna for allowing us to share her wise words here.

Civil Rights

Watch: Rep. Brian Sims To Introduce Ban On Reparative Therapy In Pennsylvania

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:29 PM September 18, 2013
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At a press conference at Philadelphia’s Attic Youth Center for LGBT youth, state Rep. Brian Sims announced that he will introduce legislation to ban reparative therapy in Pennsylvania for LGBT youth.

Discrimination

WATCH And SIGN: Brian Sims Interview And Petition On Non-Discrimination

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 2:10 PM August 13, 2013
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Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims went on “The Ed Show” to talk about marriage equality in Pennsylvania, as well as the perennial LGBT non-discrimination bill.

Civil Rights

Gay Representative To Anti-Equality Senator Casey: Your Voice Is Silent. And I Am Angry.

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 2:01 PM March 28, 2013
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This week, as Facebook turned red with LGBT people and our allies supporting civil full marriage equality, it seems like Democratic Senators have been falling over themselves to finally come out in favor of marriage equality. Senators Begich (AK), Hagan (NC), McCaskill (MO) Rockefeller (WV), Tester (MT), Warner (VA) all announced their support this week. [...]