GOP-led Chambersburg becomes first Pa. town to revoke LGBTQ inclusive law

1/25/2022 7:51:00 AM

GOP-led Chambersburg becomes first Pa. town to revoke LGBTQ inclusive law

GOP-led Chambersburg becomes first Pa. town to revoke LGBTQ inclusive law

Chambersburg on Monday became the first municipal authority in the Commonwealth to revoke an anti-discrimination law designed to protect the LGBTQ community, as well as protect against gender, ethnic discrimination.

ByBy a 7-3 Republican-majority vote, the Chambersburg Borough Council made good on its pledge, repealing the ordinance citing a host of reasons, including redundancy in the ordinance and lack of muscle in its provisions.In explaining his opposition to the ordinance, council member Larry Hensley shared his experience of running a ranch in Louisiana and having a cross burned in his front yard after hiring a Black couple.

Some visibly overcome with emotion, resident after resident implored council members to keep intact the ordinance citing a litany of personal challenges faced as members of the LGBTQ community, while others spoke about the stain on the reputation of the borough if repealed.

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bigstape Absolutely disgusting that anyone would do this Not really a surprise. We refer to Chambersburg as Chamber Pot for a reason. That’s gross PottstownNews Heading in the wrong direction. Going backwards instead of forward. You know what divides communities? Not being open to considering the experiences of others.

damn I’d be so ashamed to live here rn