Tag: Roger Gannam
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A.G. GancarskiAugust 28, 2017

“Empower Jacksonville,” a coalition of Jacksonville Christian conservatives looking to challenge the city’s Human Rights Ordinance and other so-called “unjust laws,” is now street-legal, with committee paperwork officially filed with the Duval County Supervisor of Elections. Empower Jacksonville seeks to have two ballot items voted on in August 2018. The first: a referendum to change […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 2, 2017

On Thursday, opponents of Jacksonville’s proposed expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance had their say in the Council Chambers. Councilman Bill Gulliford, launching the meeting, noted the passion surrounding this issue, which is now in its fifth year of being debated citywide. “I decided to have this meeting for several reasons,” Gulliford said, including “objective discussion” of […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 2, 2017

With less than a week to go before 2017-15, the latest attempt to expand the Human Rights Ordinance, hits three Jacksonville City Council committees, advocates are rightly optimistic and proud of the progress they’ve made in educating the council. The HRO expansion bill would include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as categories in […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 16, 2016

On the Florida Baptist Witness website, Roger Gannam of the Liberty Counsel said that while he was “pleased” that Tommy Hazouri would withdraw his bill to expand Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance, the fight is not over. “We are pleased that our efforts have shown that the city council can’t pass this bill right now,” Gannam said to the […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 15, 2015

The big question going into the final Jacksonville HRO Community Conversation, about the effect of potential legislation on businesses, held at Jacksonville University on Tuesday evening, wasn’t about the proponents of a Human Rights Ordinance expansion to the LGBT community; rather, about the opponents. Longwood Florida’s own Roger Gannam, apparently the Swiss Army knife of […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 3, 2015

Someone in the Mayor’s Office likes sequels. Roger Gannam doesn’t live in Jacksonville anymore. He moved to the Orlando area to work for the Liberty Counsel, defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group. In that capacity, he represented serial divorcee and Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis when she faced legal issues for not honoring […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 17, 2015

On Tuesday evening, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry convened a panel to discuss the possible expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance, and the larger issue of LGBT rights. With what Curry called beforehand a “balanced panel … organized by senior staff” with members ranging from a representative of JASMYN (Cindy Watson) to the Liberty Counsel (Roger Gannam, […]


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