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NEWS RELEASE: Marion County Schools Face Title IX Complaint for Anti-Transgender Bathroom Policy

Immediate Release:
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Marion County School Board facing Title IX Complaint after
passing an Anti-Transgender Bathroom Policy

School district passed new policy despite warnings it violated federal law


LGBTQ Advocacy Organizations Issue Open Letter to ​Marion County School Board

LGBTQ Advocacy Organizations Issue Open Letter to
​Marion County School Board

NEWS RELEASE: Marion County School Board Approves “Gender Inspection” Resolution

Marion County School Board Approves “Gender Inspection” Resolution

NEWS RELEASE: Florida Blocks Protections for LGBTQ Youth

FL Department of Children and Families to remove
LGBTQ-inclusive language from rules

Far-right groups and the Governor block crucial protections for LGBTQ youth

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STATEMENT: So-Called "Pastor Protection" Passes Final FL Senate Committee

So-Called "Pastor Protection" Passes Final Senate Committee

Senators Opposed Amendment Clarifying The Bill's Intent

#JaxHRO To Be Withdrawn; Community Rally Taking Place Thursday

Like many in the community, Equality Florida is reacting to recent news that Councilman Tommy Hazouri will move to withdraw his own human rights ordinance bill, 2016-002 at the City Council meeting this Thursday. This is a setback to be sure, but by no means a defeat. Councilman Hazouri has been a steadfast champion for equality, and we know that he remains committed to passing a fully-inclusive amendment to our human rights ordinance. He, along with Aaron Bowman and Jim Love, have been great leaders on this issue and show no signs of abandoning this work.

STATEMENT: Five Senators Stall LGBT Equality in Florida

Statement on Today's SB 120 Hearing

Statement from Equality Florida CEO, Nadine Smith:

“Today five Senators killed a bill that would have provided basic protections for Floridians regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

NEWS RELEASE: Mayor Curry signs Executive Order prohibiting discrimination; Councilman Jim Love co-sponsors HRO

Mayor Lenny Curry has announced an Executive Order that prohibits discrimination in the City of Jacksonville based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. The order will cover employment by the city and will require contractors to also have policies in place.