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Chambersburg wants to become a better community. 19 residents gathered to discuss how to get there

WITF, a consultant and a brewery co-owner collaborated to hold an event at which people from Chambersburg talked about what makes a great community — and how their borough can get there.

By Scott Blanchard/WITF

A Chambersburg church wants members to bring their political differences to the service

A Chambersburg church wants members to bring their political differences to the service. Despite differences in their opinions, members are still able to pray together afterward.

By Robby Brod

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Activists and LGBTQ residents call for Chambersburg’s nondiscrimination ordinance to be reinstated

“This is just the beginning,” said Janelle Crossley, founder of the PA Coalition for Trans Youth.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Updated: 2022-01-26 11:30:00

Chambersburg becomes the first municipality to repeal a non-discrimination law

Chambersburg repealed a law that would have extended protections for gay, transgender or genderqueer people in employment, housing and public accommodations. It would have covered others, such as veterans, who aren’t named in state anti-discrimination law.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Chambersburg’s newly elected Republican councilmen want to repeal a new non-discrimination ordinance

Borough council passed the non-discrimination law in October 2021.
By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Overriding mayor’s veto, Chambersburg adopts LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

The law will go into effect immediately without the mayor’s signature.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Chambersburg mayor vetoes nondiscrimination ordinance approved by Borough Council

On Sept. 20, council voted 7-3 to pass the ordinance. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

For advocates, ‘a sense of relief’ with Chambersburg law banning discrimination against LGBTQ people

In a four-hour meeting on Monday, the borough council voted 7-3 to make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodation.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF