Frustration mounts over Gov. Scott's failure to sign order protecting LGBTQ public employees

June 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In the days and months after the June 12, 2016, Pulse nightclub attack, support for the LGBTQ community in Florida was at an all-time high.

As that support peaked, groups such as Equality Florida and individuals including state Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith were assured that Gov. Rick Scott would be signing an executive order to protect state employees and government contractors from discrimination.

More than a year later, that executive order has not been signed and proponents of the anti-discrimination order are voicing their frustration with the governor.

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