Sims makes appearance on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show”

Sims makes appearance on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show”
August 11, 2013
MSNBC, “The Ed Show”

Brian K. Sims, special counsel in the firm’s Higher Education Practice and the first openly gay man elected to the Pennsylvania legislature, joined Mayor John Fetterman on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” discussing a few issues surrounding gay marriage and gay equality. Regarding Montgomery County’s issuance of its 100th same-sex marriage license despite Pennsylvania being one of the last states in the Northeast to legally allow same-sex marriage, Sims said, “Right now we have zero LGBT civil rights in this state. This isn’t just about love, it’s about labor, it’s about protecting workers, protecting people in their homes and in their offices.”

And on news of the South Carolina teacher denouncing the National Educational Association’s gay-inclusive curriculum, Sims stated African Americans, women or the LGBT community has contributed to the rich history of this country. It’s a scary road but sometimes it takes this outlandish behavior to highlight the work that the rest of us are doing to make change.”

Sims concluded by saying, “The most important thing we can do as an LGBT community is continue to talk about our lives, continue to talk about our experiences. Because we know that when all is said and done, there are some things that are common to all Americans, and one of those is standing up to your beliefs, standing up for your core values and being the person you are intended to be.”