Governor Wolf signs executive order

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Gov. Wolf at podium

The governor’s executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity, only reaches agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction.

Governor Wolf’s executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the general assembly.

This action comes at a time when states like North Carolina and Mississippi have implemented religious freedom laws.

The executive orders don’t cover private business, unless they are contracted with the state. 

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