Tag: LGBT rights

Drew WilsonNovember 25, 2017
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4min260
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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3min107
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 […]

Scott PowersOctober 14, 2016
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2min118
The Human Rights Campaign — billed as the nation’s largest gay rights organization — has endorsed Democrat Stephanie Murphy in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, her campaign announced Friday. “Stephanie Murphy is someone who will work to ensure that everyone, including LGBTQ people, can one day live free from fear of discrimination,” JoDee Winterhof, the organization’s senior vice […]

Scott PowersSeptember 6, 2016
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“The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence” — a political action committee created as a response to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre — announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday and that a Pride Fund leader would meet with her in Tampa. Pride Fund Executive Director Jason Lindsay will meet with Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, during her Tampa stop. After […]

Mitch PerryAugust 8, 2016
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Even though Marco Rubio has already said he has no intention of backing out of an appearance at a religious conference in Orlando this week that critics have called an “anti-LGBT rally,” Patrick Murphy said Monday the Florida GOP senator should do so. “The Pulse shooting devastated the LGBT community in Orlando and across our state,” Murphy said in a […]

Scott PowersJuly 13, 2016
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4min248
Democratic congressional candidate Stephanie Murphy blasted her Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. John Mica, Wednesday for his co-sponsorship of a bill she characterized as anti-gay rights  — and then sitting silently through a hearing on the bill one month after the Orlando massacre at the popular gay nightclub Pulse. The First Amendment Defense Act, House Resolution 2802, […]

Mitch PerryJune 15, 2016
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Eleven years to the day after the Hillsborough County Commission stunningly voted to ban all “gay pride” events, that same government body on Wednesday approved hanging the rainbow gay pride flag from the top of County Center for the rest of the month, in a tribute to those who were massacred at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday […]


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