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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

Updated: January 26, 2022 | 11:30 am

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Chambersburg repealed a law that would have extended protections for gay, transgender or genderqueer people in employment, housing and public accommodations.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

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

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LGBTQ advocates and allies fight efforts to repeal discrimination ordinance in Chambersburg

Borough Council meets Monday night
By Scott LaMar

Overriding mayor’s veto, Chambersburg adopts LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

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

By Gabriela Martínez

Chambersburg mayor vetoes nondiscrimination ordinance approved by Borough Council

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

By Gabriela Martínez

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

Off-air notice for Chambersburg

By Fred Vigeant

Chambersburg committee considering new anti-discrimination ordinance, local human relations commission

The group plans to make its recommendation in late July or early August, after hearing from outside experts and community members. 
By Alanna Elder
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