Today, Senator Bob Casey visited Gear House Brewing Company to have a conversation with local business owners about their support of the LGBTQ+ community.
Senator Casey said, “After the appalling acts of the city council last year, many small businesses here in Chambersburg stepped up and rallied around the LGBTQ+ community, going out of their way to stand up for what’s right.
I was grateful to have the opportunity to meet with them and I look forward to working with this community to make further strides towards progress for our LGBTQ+ neighbors.
In Congress, I will continue to push for the Equality Act, a bill that would enshrine protections for the LGBTQ+ community into federal law, and ensure that no one in this country faces discrimination simply for being who they are or for whom they love.”
Local Business Community Support
In response to the repeal of Chambersburg’s repeal of the non-discrimination ordinance, businesses and organizations have been taking steps to make Franklin County and Chambersburg more welcoming and inclusive.
Several businesses and organizations have taken a pledge through PRIDE Franklin County, a program of the Franklin County Coalition for Progress to show their support. Those who take the pledge acknowledge that they are “an LGBTQ+ friendly business, health care provider, faith community, or organization, we celebrate the diversity and inclusivity in our community. We are committed to having a workplace and community that is diverse and welcoming for all, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”