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LGBT Housing Rights Get Local Push In Pennsylvania

Shannon Peitzer (center right) and students at Kutztown University discuss a proposed local law that would stop landlords from discriminating against people because they’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

Shannon Peitzer (center right) and students at Kutztown University discuss a proposed local law that would stop landlords from discriminating against people because they’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

There are 22 states that prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Pennsylvania is not one of them, even though polling shows that 74 percent of Pennsylvania residents would support a law that would ban such discrimination. There’s now a move to offer those protections – at the local level – and possibly bring the state along in the process. From the Here & Now contributors network, Marielle Segarra of WHYY’s “Keystone Crossroads” reports.

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  • Marielle Segarra, reporter for WHYY’s Keystone Crossroads, a multi-station partnership focusing on urban policy, crumbling infrastructure and how distressed Pennsylvania cities are bouncing back. She tweets @MarielleSegarra.

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