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

Release Date: 
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.

One Year Later: Governor Scott Refuses To Protect LGBTQ Floridians From Discrimination

 
One Year Later: Governor Scott Refuses To Protect LGBTQ People From Discrimination
 

A Threat To Civil Rights: A Community Discussion on Preemption

Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
St. Petersburg College - Midtown Center
1300 22nd Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

 

STATEMENT: Gov Scott Fails To Mention Pulse Attack Targeted LGBTQ & Latinx Communities In State of the State Address

Governor Scott Fails To Mention Pulse Attack Targeted LGBTQ & Latinx Communities In State of the State Address

 

Equality Florida Legislative Update 1 - HB 17

There’s a new threat in Tallahassee to our hard won LGBTQ protections.

A bill (HB 17) that would repeal a range of local policies, including LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances, is being fast-tracked through the Florida House.

Equality Florida Applauds Bipartisan Filing of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act

Press Release Launched on Friday, February 3, 2017

 

Equality Florida Responds To Trump's Decision To Keep Federal LGBTQ Workplace Protections

Yesterday, President Trump affirmed that he will keep President Obama's executive order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender federal employees and contractors. This is welcome news following rumors that he was poised to repeal these important protections.

Equality Florida's Response to NC Governor McCrory's Defeat

Equality Florida's Response to NC Governor McCrory's Defeat

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has finally conceded defeat. McCrory, who created the discriminatory HB 2 that has cost North Carolina $600 million and counting when corporations, jobs, conferences, and sporting events pulled out of the state, has officially been rejected by North Carolina voters. His opponent Roy Cooper made dismantling the anti-LGBTQ law a centerpiece of his campaign.