The Interbranch Commission implements recommendations from the Report of The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on Racial, and Gender Bias in The Justice System. View the Report
Helen E. Casale, Esq. chairs the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Rights (G.L.B.T) Committee. The GLBT Rights Committee works to end discrimination against GLBT Pennsylvanians in our courts and throughout the Commonwealth. GLBT Pennsylvanians have seen enormous progress in expansion of their legal rights in recent years. In 2014, Whitewood v. Wolf lifted Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. The United States Supreme Court extended this right to all Americans in 2015 when it decided the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges. However, GLBT Pennsylvanians still lack legal protections against discrimination in many facets of their daily lives, including housing, workplace, and public accommodation discrimination.