Hoping to ride the momentum following Friday’s historic U.S. Supreme Court decision paving the way for gay marriages nationwide, state Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, is renewing his efforts to end legal discrimination of Pennsylvania’s LGBT residents.
“We were very close to getting the bill out of the Senate last session,” he noted. “Quite frankly, I was hopeful even before the Supreme Court case came down, because a recent study shows that 75 percent of Pennsylvania voters support updating our laws to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination. So I think it’s right in line with what people around the commonwealth, and around the nation, want.”
Farnese talked with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller about the bill’s prospects this time around.