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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#JaxHRO To Be Withdrawn; Community Rally Taking Place Thursday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.

NEWS RELEASE: Pastor Protection Act up again in FL Legislature

FL House Committee to Vote on a Bill that Could Lead
to Extreme Anti-LGBT Legislation

Senate Judiciary Committee stated support for expanding the bill yesterday

NEWS RELEASE: Historic First Hearing on LGBT Non-discrimination Set for Tuesday in FL

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Carlos Smith, 404-934-4944, Government Affairs Manager
Nadine Smith, 813-817-6093, Executive Director

JAX UPDATE: LGBT-inclusive HRO has been officially introduced!

Written by: Amber Paoloemilio
Civic Engagement Coordinator
*Amber is currently located in Jacksonville*

Florida Experts Debunk The Transgender “Bathroom Predator” Myth

Florida Experts Debunk The Transgender “Bathroom Predator” Myth