Bill that would end discrimination against LGBT community in Florida introduced

November 24, 2014
St. Peters Blog

Written by: Mitch Perry

Last month, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted to include the LGBT community with other protected classes in connection with employment, public accommodations, real estate transactions and county contracting and procurement. The move was hailed by activists who have considered the county to be somewhat in the dark ages when it came to LGBT rights.

But in fact it’s still legal to discriminate against gays in Florida, something that state Rep. Holly Raschein and the Democratic whip, state Sen. Joseph Abruzzohope, hope to change with legislation they filed today in the Florida House and Senate respectively that would prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) in employment, housing and public accommodations.

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