PA Anti-Trans Bill Moves Forward, Here’s Who Voted For It

5 local Representatives vote in support of anti-trans bill

Pennsylvania Youth Congress press conference Tuesday, March 29, 2022

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s version of an anti-trans youth bill was advanced from the Pennsylvania House Education Committee. The bill that would ban trans youth from participating in school sports leagues from kindergarten through college now proceeds to the full Pennsylvania House of Representatives for a vote. A vote on the bill is not yet scheduled.

Here are the Pennsylvania State Representatives who voted in support of the anti-trans bill:

  • Curtis Sonney (Republican, Erie), Chair of the House Education Committee (814) 897-2080
  • Valarie Gaydos (Republican, Moon), (412) 262-3780
  • Mark Gillen (Republican, Reading), (610) 775-5130
  • Barbara Gleim (Republican, Carlisle), lead sponsor of the bill (717) 249-1990
  • David Hickernell (Republican, Elizabethtown), (717) 367-5525
  • Joshua Kail (Republican, Beaver), (724) 728-7655
  • Andrew Lewis (Republican, Dauphin), (717) 652-3721
  • Milou Mackenzie (Republican, Northampton), (610) 965-5830
  • Robert Mercuri (Republican, Wexford) (412) 369-2230
  • Jason Ortitay (Republican, Bridgeville) (412) 221-5110
  • Michael Puskaric (Republican, Jefferson Hills) (412) 382-2009
  • Meghan Schroeder (Republican, Warminster) (215) 441-2624
  • Craig Staats (Republican, Quakertown) (215) 536-1434
  • Jesse Topper (Republican, Bedford) (814) 623-9097
  • Tim Twardzik (Republican, Frackville) (570) 794-4039

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress, a statewide LGBTQ youth advocacy organization, spent Tuesday morning urging the committee members to vote against the bill that was drafted in a coordinated movement by designated hate organizations.

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