The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Equality Pennsylvania, and the Human Rights Campaign are holding an open forum in Harrisburg tomorrow. Andy Hoover, of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, says discussion will focus on working with the incoming Corbett administration and state legislature to advocate for civil rights. He says it's important to remind lawmakers and Governor-elect Tom Corbett that managing the tough economy should not deter them from talking about issues that affect the gay community. "This election was not about these issues at all," he says. "Some legislators may have won because they stayed away from those issues, especially in the southeast. You know, at a time when state government spending is really a high priority as well as the economy, it just doesn't make sense to attack gay people." Hoover says at previous meetings, people have talked about a mix of federal and state matters, including gay marriage, discrimination, and bullying. Similar discussions will be held in Erie and Pittsburgh later this month. The open forum in Harrisburg will begin at 6:30pm at the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council building at 1500 North Second Street."> The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Equality Pennsylvania, and the Human Rights Campaign are holding an open forum in Harrisburg tomorrow. Andy Hoover, of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, says discussion will focus on working with the incoming Corbett administration and state legislature to advocate for civil rights. He says it's important to remind lawmakers and Governor-elect Tom Corbett that managing the tough economy should not deter them from talking about issues that affect the gay community. "This election was not about these issues at all," he says. "Some legislators may have won because they stayed away from those issues, especially in the southeast. You know, at a time when state government spending is really a high priority as well as the economy, it just doesn't make sense to attack gay people." Hoover says at previous meetings, people have talked about a mix of federal and state matters, including gay marriage, discrimination, and bullying. Similar discussions will be held in Erie and Pittsburgh later this month. The open forum in Harrisburg will begin at 6:30pm at the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council building at 1500 North Second Street."> The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Equality Pennsylvania, and the Human Rights Campaign are holding an open forum in Harrisburg tomorrow. Andy Hoover, of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, says discussion will focus on working with the incoming Corbett administration and state legislature to advocate for civil rights. He says it's important to remind lawmakers and Governor-elect Tom Corbett that managing the tough economy should not deter them from talking about issues that affect the gay community. "This election was not about these issues at all," he says. "Some legislators may have won because they stayed away from those issues, especially in the southeast. You know, at a time when state government spending is really a high priority as well as the economy, it just doesn't make sense to attack gay people." Hoover says at previous meetings, people have talked about a mix of federal and state matters, including gay marriage, discrimination, and bullying. Similar discussions will be held in Erie and Pittsburgh later this month. The open forum in Harrisburg will begin at 6:30pm at the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council building at 1500 North Second Street."> Open forum on gay rights to be held in Harrisburg | News | witf.org
News

Open forum on gay rights to be held in Harrisburg

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Jan 11, 2011 9:14 AM

Published in News

Tagged under

back to top

Post a comment

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »

witf's Public Insight Network

Grave 43: Remembering Pony

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »