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Huge crowd tackles human rights ordinance in Atlantic Beach

Release Date: 
November 26, 2013


ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- Roughly 200 people in a cramped meeting space in Atlantic Beach tackled several hot button topics in the city Monday night, including a Human Rights ordinance, created by commissioner Maria Mark. 

One by one, people shuffled out of the crowded hallway or squeezed by rows filled with concerned residents. They approached the podium and microphone to talk about a lack of anti-discrimination laws. 

The ordinance appeared to have garnered a lot of support. But there were a couple of people who spoke out against it.

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Jax City Council Needs to See You at 2pm

Here is an important note from our friends at the Jacksonville Committee for Equality:

Jacksonville Delays on HRO

Today, the Rules Committee for the Jacksonville City Council voted again to delay voting on the proposed human rights ordinance (HRO) change to include sexual orientation and gender identity.