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Philadelphia mayor wants city to be “most LGBT-friendly” in the world
salon.com ^ | October 29, 2013 | Katie Mcdonough

Posted on 10/29/2013 9:46:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation making his city the first in the country to offer tax credits to companies that extend the same healthcare benefits to LGBT employees’ domestic partners and their children as they provide to heterosexual spouses and their families. The bill also offers tax credits to businesses that provide transgender-inclusive health benefits, and ensures that transgender people have safe and equal access to bathrooms in all city-owned buildings.

After signing the measure, Nutter explained that he hoped Philadelphia would become “the most LGBT-friendly” city in the world.

“My goal is for Philadelphia to be one of, if not the most, LGBT-friendly cities in the world and a leader on equality issues,” Nutter told Philadelphia’s WCAU.

As noted by WCAU, the legislation also outlaws discrimination based on gender identity, changes city forms and websites to be LGBT-inclusive, and extends medical and end-of-life decision-making rights to same-sex partners.

“This is a city that is truly respecting all its citizens,” said state Rep. Brian Sims, a Philadelphia Democrat and the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the Legislature. “It is because of that respect that we are indeed a first-class city and we will continue to shine.”

Marriage equality is still banned in the state, though Sims introduced an equal marriage bill earlier in October.


TOPICS: US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; michaelnutter
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1 posted on 10/29/2013 9:46:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Philadelphia loves sexual deviancy. The kinkier the better.


2 posted on 10/29/2013 9:48:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

they don’t call it the City of ‘Brotherly Love’ for nuthin

God’s judgment is coming


3 posted on 10/29/2013 9:49:07 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They face some stiff competition from San Francisco.


4 posted on 10/29/2013 9:49:31 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

the gangs/thugs will love them (snark)


5 posted on 10/29/2013 9:49:50 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thus making it the most straight unfriendly city.

I will give it a wide berth.


6 posted on 10/29/2013 9:53:25 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: All

even when this country is in its death throes and people can’t feed their kids, these retarded politicians will still be saying
“but we are gay friendly and pro abortion, we are an inclusive society that celebrates our differences”
(of course, they’ll still be anti Christian).


7 posted on 10/29/2013 9:57:16 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Fagget city.


8 posted on 10/29/2013 10:00:02 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Yeah, that's a great idea Mayor Nutjob. Philly's a dieing city anyway. Might as well go out with a bang!
9 posted on 10/29/2013 10:04:01 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

made him say excuse me as his entourage barged into my office building. they butted up to the elevators in front of the doors that i left enough space for the people to exit the elevator. his entourage blocked the space. i did not move when the people had to exit the elevator. he’s a little guy. My price to pay for arriving late to work. the AH sued the boy scouts. in a city where kids sell crack and don’t join the boy scouts cuz they don’t have dad’s.


10 posted on 10/29/2013 10:04:44 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (i don't believe any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ah! The city of male on male love! How wonderful! /sarc


11 posted on 10/29/2013 10:08:08 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Philadelphis has such enormous problems. But, the mayor wants to focus on welcoming trans-whatevers and making sure they don’t feel discriminated in a bathroom. Interesting to see how liberals set their priorities.


12 posted on 10/29/2013 10:11:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: TexGrill

They face some stiff competition from San Francisco.

EEEEEEEWWWWWWWW! Nice double-entendre !


13 posted on 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

His name is nutter?

Really?

wow


14 posted on 10/29/2013 10:15:39 PM PDT by Therapsid (t)
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To: kvanbrunt2

“they butted up to the elevators “

How appropriate, they will be “butting” up to everything if the mayor has his way.


15 posted on 10/29/2013 10:22:33 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Must be something unique to Pennsylvania because Graham Spanier wanted the same thing for Penn State when he became President.


16 posted on 10/29/2013 10:36:13 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Possibly one of the most EBT friendly, so why not LSMFT friendly?


17 posted on 10/29/2013 10:39:30 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

It’s also a very Crip and Blud-friendly city, the Greasers and Skaters and Ropers get along but they know they are second tier.


18 posted on 10/29/2013 10:43:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Shoot for the stars Philly,,,,


19 posted on 10/29/2013 11:52:00 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Taking their motto (city of brotherly love) to a whole new level.


20 posted on 10/30/2013 4:14:43 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

O’le Mars Penn be rollin’ in his grave.


21 posted on 10/30/2013 4:43:08 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I still can not believe that Mark Levin call a gay caller a conservative. Never once did I hear him be against gay marriage but now he is calling them conservatives. I will not buy anymore of his books or listen to his radio show again!


22 posted on 10/30/2013 7:50:24 AM PDT by Reagan0704
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To: Reagan0704

Mark is one of these quiet “social issue” belittlers. He won’t come out and say it, but you’re right, he’ll never bring up the encroaching homosexual agenda EVER in his broadcasts.


23 posted on 10/31/2013 2:33:20 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I’m disgusted by it. If they (gays) are conservatives then I don’t want to be called a conservative.


24 posted on 11/01/2013 10:10:02 PM PDT by Reagan0704
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