Katie McGinty on Civil Rights
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."
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.
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