Since Augustdiscrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity has been interpreted by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission as being banned under the category of sex of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
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But towards the end of the decade, gay marriage became legal in. No one knows what level of scrutiny, if any, the Supreme Court will apply to disparate treatment based on the sexes of a couple. Lewin, the U. Hodges, the U. Hodges and Henry v. The cases being heard are:.
It's always been legitimate for it to define the way it uses those terms within the scope of federal law. The navigation could not be loaded. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! Laws that effect disparate treatment based on race are always suspect and, if they can be justified at all, must withstand the strictest scrutiny.
Constitution protects what the California constitution does not, namely the right to a same-sex marriage. They point out the Supreme Court has more than a dozen times recognized marriage as a fundamental right, never limiting that right to those who can procreate.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. Title Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is not explicitly banned in the state, though some cities and counties ban such discrimination, including Philadelphia , Pittsburgh , Allentown , Erie and Reading the five most populous cities in the state.