Orlando Sentinel: Lawmakers Must Ban LGBT Discrimination

Submitted by mallory on November 21, 2013 - 1:08pm

This morning the Orlando Sentinel ran an editoral calling on state lawmakers to put an end to LGBT discrimination by passing the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. Equality Florida has been pushing for this legislation since 2007, and last year 6 Republicans signed on as co-sponsors to the bill filed by Representative Joe Saunders.


Here is the Orlando Sentinel Editorial:


Florida civil rights leader Patricia Stephens Due dies at 72

Submitted by brian on February 10, 2012 - 9:42am

EQFL NOTE: The fight for fairness and equality has been going on for a very long time here in Florida. When one of our civil rights leaders passes on, it's a reminder to look back and appreciate the trackrecord of success the civil right movement has had in our state. Seeing how far we've come gives us hope for where we're going and the faith that we will get there.

EBay could skip expansion in Utah over lack of LGBT protections

Submitted by brian on February 3, 2012 - 1:30pm

EQFL NOTE: Like Utah, Florida does not currently have statewide non-discriminations protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. While it is difficult to quantify the financial impact of this lack of protections, we know that major employers consider a state's reputation when deciding to relocate or expand. He's an article in which officials at EBay explain their hesitation to expand in Utah, a state without these protections.