Tag: Florida Competes
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Danny McAuliffeApril 2, 2018
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Those backing a move to include LGBT protections under the 1992 Florida Civil Rights Act have a message for legislative leadership: We’ll be back. Just nine days into the 2018 Legislative Session, 40 percent of the Legislature had publicly supported bills that would have codified in statutes nondiscrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 1, 2018
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3min187
A group pushing for Florida to adopt anti-discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity said in a Thursday email that lawmakers lack of action on that front could lead Amazon to look elsewhere for its new headquarters. Florida Competes said in a Thursday press release that the failure to update the state’s 1992 Civil […]

Drew WilsonNovember 25, 2017
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4min380
A coalition of Florida businesses touted a poll Wednesday that shows broad support among Florida small business owners for laws protecting LGBTQ workers and customers from discrimination. “Small business owners recognize that to find the most talented employees, they need to ensure their workplace has non-discrimination policies in place,” said Florida Competes spokesperson Christina Johnson. […]

Drew WilsonMarch 13, 2017
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3min141
Bills to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity would boost Florida’s economic output by more than $5 billion over the next 10 years according to a study touted by Florida Competes. The anti-discrimination advocacy group pointed to the study as part of their push for bills banning discrimination against LGBT individuals. According to […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 9, 2017
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Florida’s effort to create statewide anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity received a substantial boost. On Thursday, Tallahassee tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Rick Kearney gave $100,000 to Florida Competes, the coalition of businesses working to pass the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. Kearney’s check is the largest single donation to Florida Competes so […]

Jim RosicaOctober 12, 2016
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Signaling its return next legislative session, state Sen. Anitere Flores “pledged to co-sponsor the Competitive Workforce Act,” a bill banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Floridians. Flores, a Miami-Dade Republican and confidante of Senate President-designate Joe Negron, announced her support Wednesday. She said the legislation is especially appropriate after this June’s hate-crime mass […]


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