Western Pa Lawmaker Wants More Gay Rights In The Keystone State

04.28.11 | Sarah Harnisch

A Western Pennsylvania lawmaker want homosexuality equality in the Keystone state. State Rep. Dan Frankel has proposed a bill that would require companies to hire gay employees. It would also change the rules for gays on housing, credit cards, and public accomodations-- including bathrooms. It means your son or daughter could walk into a public bathroom with a transgendered person-- or a gay man or woman would have the right to go into the opposite sex's restroom.  Several counties and municipalities, including Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, already have local anti-discrimination ordinances, but Frankel wants a statewide bill in effect. Some 69-percent of Pennsylvanians polled supported the bill.