Quantcast

Mixed reaction to Corbett's stance on LGBT discrimination bill - abc27 WHTM

Mixed reaction to Corbett's stance on LGBT discrimination bill

Posted: Updated:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Governor Tom Corbett is firmly against gay marriage, but he now says he would support legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Corbett said Wednesday he would support a bill that bans LGBT discrimination in the workplace, in housing and in public accommodations.

But state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe opposes the bill and says people aren't aware of what it would do.

"This legislation would open the door for your wife or your daughter or your mother to be in a locker room or a public restroom and have a man come in that's self-identified as a woman that day," Metcalfe said.

The gay rights group Equality PA commended the governor for his support of the bill.  Executive Director Ted Martin issued a statement which read in part, "Discrimination against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people is real in 2013 and it must be stopped. If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that everyone should have equal opportunity and a level playing field. Thank you, Governor Corbett, for calling out discrimination in all its forms."

Metcalfe thinks the governor is changing stances to win some votes.

"This seems like just another shift to the left for a governor who's hoping political maneuvers can save his low poll numbers," he said.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:48:47 GMT
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
  • UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:15:36 GMT
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
  • Endless Shrimp® Returns to Red Lobster®

    Endless Shrimp® Returns to Red Lobster®

    Starting Monday, September 1st, Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp, the number one guest-requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings through one of the most...More >>
    Starting Monday, September 1st, Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp, the number one guest-requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings through one of the most...More >>
Powered by WorldNow