A state panel has approved a set of parameters that concern the type of discrimination complaints that can be brought before the state Human Relations Commission. The Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Thursday approved new definitions for gender, religious affiliations and race for cases that concern employment, housing, education and public accessibility. Governor Wolf says he supports the change. In a statement he said the new definitions protect the rights of people who are facing discrimination by a school, landlord, or employer based on who they love or their gender identity. The change is expected to take effect early next year.