Shippensburg Passes LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bill

Shippensburg Borough Council voted 5 – 1 tonight to adopt its LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance protecting people in regards to housing, employment, and public accommodations.

The Anti-Discrimination Ordinance goes into effect on January 1, 2021, in an effort to ensure “that all persons, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, familial status, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, and other protected traits are afforded equal opportunities for employment, housing, availability of commercial property, and the use of public accommodations within the Borough,”

Only 59 municipalities in Pennsylvania have local laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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