U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, an Allentown Republican, sponsored a bipartisan amendment to remove an anti-LGBT provision from next year’s proposed $583 billion defense-spending plan, but the vote was blocked in a move May 18 by other House Republicans.
Joseph Hill-Coles was born to a drug-addicted mother in Philadelphia and entered the foster-care system at the age of 3. Although he was adopted by a single mother when he was 10, he said he was an angry kid. He got kicked out of several schools before being arrested at 17.
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department today announced new expectations for nondiscrimination provisions in health-insurance policies, including protections for people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.