County Commission to be honored by Equality Florida

May 1, 2014

Written By: Morgan Watkins

The Equality Florida Institute plans to honor the Alachua County Commission Friday evening with the Voice for Equality Award at its annual Greater Gainesville Gala.

The commission is being given this award to recognize its addition of protections regarding employment, housing and public accommodations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the community, according to an Equality Florida news release.

The commission added these protections against discrimination based on either sexual orientation or gender identity to its human rights ordinance last year. The amendments to the ordinance went into effect on Jan. 1.

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