ALLENTOWN, PA — Equality Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth’s leading LGBTQ advocacy organization, has endorsed progressive business owner Mark Pinsley for State Senate in the 16th Senatorial District.
“I recognize that the rights of LGBTQ individuals and families need protection from discrimination,
violence and inequality. That’s why I am honored to receive the endorsement of Equality Pennsylvania,” said Pinsley. “I will fight for fairness in Pennsylvania and would join the LGBT Equality Caucus and stand with the LGBTQ community every day.”
Pennsylvania remains the only state in the Northeastern United States to permit discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations for LGBTQ individuals and families.
“My district is home to one of Pennsylvania’s largest LGBTQ communities, and our local officials have made great strides in eliminating discrimination locally. In light of the changes in the U.S. Supreme Court, these are uncertain times for equality at the federal level. It is more important than ever to fight for
expanded protections and real equality for members of Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ community.” Pinsley continued, “It is still legal to fire or evict someone based on who they love in Pennsylvania and that is simply wrong. I will fight to change that.”
“Mark has pledged to work with his colleagues to pass legislation and advocate for fairness, equality,
equity, and justice,” said John Dawe, Interim Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania. “These are the
core values of Equality Pennsylvania and we are excited to stand behind a candidate who shares them.”
Equality Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth’s leading organization fighting for fairness, equality, equity, and fairness for LGBTQ individuals and families. Founded in 1996 as the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights, the organization has grown to more than 35,000 members across the state.
The 16th Senatorial District is located in Eastern Pennsylvania in Lehigh County. Information about Mark Pinsley visit http://www.VoteMarkPinsley.com.
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