Excerpt from today’s Daily Local News, from an interview with Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA 06), who would be “making a prominent appearance at the annual Pride Fest in Phoenixville, an event dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ community in Chester County”:

The Pride event holds special meaning for Houlahan this year, as she was instrumental in passing legislation in May meant to give protections to the LGBTQ community under federal Civil Rights laws.

The Equality Act, of which she is an original cosponsor, would ensure all LGBTQ Americans are guaranteed full protections against discrimination with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. The House passed the bill 236-173.

 

“It is important that when we talk about our equalities we talk about everyone,” she said. “As the mother of a gay daughter, one of the reasons I ran for Congress was concern for her community, of them being disenfranchised and being discriminated against. In many of our states still she can be fired for being gay, she can be discriminated against for being herself. I think that is fundamentally un-American….”

More photos:

 

CCDC table with a view of the Pride Fest grounds in Reeves Park, Phoenixville, June 1, 2019

 

 

 

Peter Urscheler, Phoenixville Mayor; MaryAnn Piccioni, CCDC Treasurer; Brooke Ginty, Phoenixville Dems Secretary

 

 

 

 

Melissa Shusterman, D-157; Josh Maxwell, Downingtown Mayor and Dem candidate for County Commissioner; Marian Moskowitz, Dem candidate for County Commissioner

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