Pennsylvania Town Would Be 1st In State To Repeal LGBTQ Protections

The Borough Council of Chambersburg, located in central Pennsylvania, could become the first municipality to rescind its LGBTQ protections policy.

The ordinance was just passed in October by a then-Democratic majority council. But following the recent November elections, Republicans took control of the council. And clearly, LGBTQ people are an early target.

From PennLive:

If Chambersburg succeeds in repealing the ordinance, it would mark the first time an LGBTQ inclusive law is revoked in Pennsylvania.

To date, 70 municipalities, including Gettysburg, Shippensburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill and Harrisburg, have ratified such ordinances.

Pennsylvania is one of 27 states that have no explicit statewide laws protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Republican leaders say repealing such ordinances is “exactly” what voters elected them to do.

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The vote to repeal the protections is scheduled for Monday.

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