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Katie McGinty on Civil Rights

 

 


It is past time to close the pay gap

As a working mom of three teenage girls, I know how important it is to give women the tools they need to get ahead. It is past time to close the pay gap. In Pennsylvania, women still make 79 cents for every dollar made by a man in a similar job, and struggle to climb the ladder if they take time off to raise a family. As Senator, I will work to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and fight for paid family leave because no one should have to choose between taking care of a loved one and keeping their job.
Source: 2016 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website KatieMcGinty.com , Aug 31, 2016

Morally wrong to fire gays simply because of who they are

Katie McGinty has urged passage of an anti-discrimination bill to send a national message that Pennsylvania does not support discriminate based on sexual orientation. House and Senate Bill 300 would make it illegal for employers or landlords to discriminate in employment, housing, credit, and public accommodations solely based on a person's sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Katie McGinty says: "Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast where gay and transgender citizens can be fired, denied a mortgage, or refused a hotel room simply because of who they are. This is morally wrong. It also hurts Pennsylvania economically, as employers and businesses are less likely to relocate to a state where their employees can be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. It's time to pass House and Senate Bill 300 to send a message that Pennsylvania will no longer tolerate discrimination against its fellow citizens."

Source: 2014 PA gubernatorial campaign website, KatieMcGinty.com , Nov 1, 2014

Marriage equality so all can marry the person they love

Katie McGinty strongly supports legislation to allow marriage equality in Pennsylvania--so all Pennsylvanians are allowed to marry the person they love. Katie believes The Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act is about equality and fairness.

Katie believes too many Pennsylvanians are disadvantaged within their home state. She believes same-sex couples in Pennsylvania should have the same opportunity to marry as other Pennsylvanians enjoy.

Katie called Governor Corbett's comments comparing marriage between same-sex couples to incest as shockingly offensive. She called on Corbett to offer an apology to the people of Pennsylvania for his remarks.

In June 2013, Katie supported the Supreme Court rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissing California's Proposition 8. Katie said, "Fairness and compassion won. Now is the time for the Commonwealth to follow suit and pass legislation affirming marriage equality for all Pennsylvanians.

Source: 2014 PA gubernatorial campaign website, KatieMcGinty.com , Nov 1, 2014

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