- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is applauding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, but says state lawmakers should follow up by passing a law to protect people against discrimination based on their sexual or gender preference.

Wolf said in a Friday statement that the high court’s 5-4 decision makes clear that “gay marriage” is now simply marriage and same-sex couples cannot be denied the pursuit of happiness.

The Democrat says the Pennsylvania Legislature should now approve a law to protect people from discrimination in education, employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of their sexual or gender orientation.

Same-sex marriage became legal in Pennsylvania in May 2014, after then-Gov. Tom Corbett decided not to appeal a federal judge’s decision upholding it.

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