Erin Molchany http://wesa.fm en Readshaw Carries the 36th Legislative District http://wesa.fm/post/readshaw-carries-36th-legislative-district <p>With the election in hand for the 36th Legislative District, State Rep. Harry Readshaw said he felt a deep sense of gratitude and respect for his constituents and knows they feel the same way about him.</p><p>“I think they appreciate what I’ve done during the last 10 legislative sessions,” Readshaw said, “and I just love these people.”</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 03:10:51 +0000 Larkin Page-Jacobs & Jennifer Szweda Jordan 29572 at http://wesa.fm 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