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School board to reopen GSA debate following ACLU lawsuit threat - abc27 WHTM

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School board to reopen GSA debate following ACLU lawsuit threat

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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Following the ACLU of Pennsylvania's threat of legal action against Chambersburg School District leaders, board members have decided to reopen the issue of a Gay-Straight Alliance at their high school.

The district gave permission to the GSA club to gather at the school until next Wednesday, at which time the school board will address the topic at their board meeting.

The ACLU reported that the club will receive the same rights and privileges as other clubs until a decision is reached.

The district said the topic will be addressed as "old business" by the school board.

As a result the ACLU agreed to not file legal action. The school board still needs to approve the GSA at next Wednesday's meeting to avoid legal action entirely.

If the board again votes to deny the club, the ACLU told abc27 it will file a lawsuit.

The Chambersburg Area School District has not commented on the issue.

The board meeting is scheduled for March 27 at 7 p.m.

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