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Bring Equality to Orlando County

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Human Rights Ordinance Toolkit

Thank you for your interest in passing a non-discrimination policy in your community. This is intended to be a guide to help you understand the components that are necessary to pass the best policy and to help you develop the campaign you’ll need to get the job done.

Equality Means Business

"Communities are recognizing what the world's best companies have already embraced - that diversity and treating all people fairly is not only the right thing to do, but it adds to the bottom line."
-- Richard Florida, Author


Equality Florida formed Equality Means Business to spotlight employers in Florida that have adopted their own comprehensive non-discrimination policies because they understand diversity is good for business.

Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

ENDA is a federal bill that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity against employees by employers with fifteen or more employees. 

The first ENDA was introduced in 1994 and only included sexual orientation. The bill has been introduced into subsequent Congress' ever since, and in 1996 narrowly failed to pass in the Senate by a vote of 49-50.

ENDA has been introduced in the 112th Congress by Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR).

Florida Competitive Workforce Act (FCWA)

The Florida Competitive Workforce Act (FCWA) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing and public accommodations. The FCWA would amend Ch. 760 of the Florida State Statues that currently prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex national origin, age, handicap, or marital status.