In 2010, Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi took his own life on the George Washington Bridge after being outed and cyberbullied by his roommate.
Legislation was introduced last week that seeks to counter the wave of pro-LGBT federal policies rolling out after the overturning of a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act — a measure that has support from several Congressmembers from Pennsylvania.
The state agency that enforces Pennsylvania’s nondiscrimination law has scheduled a first-ever session to explore public opinion about the proposed bill to incorporate sexual orientation and gender identity into the law.
The LGBT community has another victory to celebrate this week, as the federal Employment Nondiscrimination Act was voted out of a Senate committee, the first time it’s seen movement in several years.
The marriage-equality landscape changed indelibly last Wednesday as the Supreme Court struck Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidated Proposition 8, and reverberations from those rulings are starting to be felt.