Keshet is working with secular LGBTQ+ rights organizations and Jewish organizations to fight for LGBTQ+ equality in Pennsylvania. Along with local synagogues, we are working with HRC and The Trevor Project to mobilize Jewish communities for LGBTQ+ rights. To get involved in Pennsylvania, sign up here.

Pro-LGBTQ+ laws

  • Nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people in employment, housing, and public accommodations
  • Nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ state employees
  • Nondiscrimination law protecting LGBTQ+ students
  • Conversion therapy ban covering LGBTQ+ youth
  • Gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws

  • No adoption or foster care nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ parents
  • No nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people in credit/lending or jury service
  • Broad religious exemption law which weaponizes religion as justification for LGBTQ+ discrimination
  • No anti-bullying law protecting LGBTQ+ students
  • State curriculum not required to be LGBTQ+ inclusive
  • No nondiscrimination protections for LBGTQ+ youth in the child welfare system
  • No hate crimes law protecting LGBTQ+ people
  • Gay/trans panic defense is not banned
  • State criminalizes transmission of HIV
  • No gender-neutral option on birth certificates

National Office - Boston

1860 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02466
Phone: 617.524.9227

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