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Faith leaders, LGBTQ community request action from Gov. Scott

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida faith leaders and members of the LGBTQ community came together Monday to make one request of Governor Rick Scott:

"To make good on his promise to enact non discrimination protections for LGBTQ workers employed by the state of Florida. It is a simple request," the Rev. Rudolph Cleare said.

It is a promise, the group claims, the governor made when he came to visit Orlando more than year ago and just days after the Pulse Nightclub massacre.

Orlando faith leaders call on Rick Scott to protect LGBTQ state employees

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Under Florida law, it's still legal to deny housing, refuse service and fire people from their jobs because they identify as LGBTQ, says the Rev. Terri Steed Pierce. Equality Florida and other LGBTQ advocates have been asking Scott for months to add "gender identity" and "sexual orientation" to anti-discrimination protections for state employees.