AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
May 3, 2023
So-called Fairness Act Passes in State House
Yesterday HB 300, the bill to add sexual orientation and gender identity or expression to the PA Human Relations Act, thus equating homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and any other orientation they can think of to race and ethnicity, passed in the State House by a vote of 102-98. It now goes to the State Senate.
The vote was mostly along party lines:
Two GOP voted for it – Aaron Kaufer (serving Luzerne County – part) and Alec Ryncavage (serving Luzerne County – part)
(Rep Joe Emrick (R ) was excused for the day)
One Democrat – Frank Burns (serving Cambria County – part)– voted against it
Remember the PA Human Relations Act impacts employment, housing and public accommodations. Passage of HB 300 would open all bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities to the sexually confused. There are no religious exemptions, thus passage would force Christian bakers, florists and photographers, who do provide services to homosexuals in other settings, to also provide their services in the celebration of a same-sex “wedding.” It would also force Christian schools and all daycares to hire homosexuals and those who identify as the opposite sex.
Even though the bill is called “The Fairness Act”, it is discriminatory because it is based on changeable characteristics; it is based on who someone identifies as; it is based on the lifestyle choices of individuals. Identifying as LGBTQ is not the same as unchangeable race and ethnicity.