Pennsylvania House http://wesa.fm en The Future of Anti-Discrimination Laws in Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/future-anti-discrimination-laws-pennsylvania <p>When the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in June, a number of Pennsylvania couples began challenging the state&rsquo;s defense of marriage law in the courts.</p><p>If the law is struck down without legislation, according to two state legislators, certain protections will need to be in place.</p><p>In many Pennsylvania towns, the LGBT community is faced with a catch-22: although there are anti-discrimination laws for race, religion, sex, ethnicity etc., sexual orientation and gender identity are not protected. Cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have their own specific laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, but a large portion of the state does not. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:13:23 +0000 Katie Martin and Heather McClain 17883 at http://wesa.fm The Future of Anti-Discrimination Laws in Pennsylvania House GOP Unveil $28.3 Billion Spending Plan http://wesa.fm/post/house-gop-unveil-283-billion-spending-plan <p>If the governor's budget address is the overture to budget negotiations, a proposal from the House Majority leadership is Act One.<br><br>State House Republicans are putting a bill in place for legislative action as spending negotiations get underway. The $28.3 billion dollar outline comes in at about $110 million less than the governor's budget.<br> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:10:56 +0000 Mary Wilson 10404 at http://wesa.fm