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Opinion Editorial: Florida should step up against discrimination

Patrick Geraghty, special to the Tampa Bay Times; July 21, 2015 — With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage for gay couples, Florida leaders have an important decision to make when it comes to our national and international reputation. Will we be a state that embraces equality and fairness? Or will we be […]

Editorial: The next step for ending discrimination against gay residents

Tampa Bay Times Editorial – July 3, 2015

The Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage was a victory worthy of nationwide celebration. But there is more work to be done to ensure fair treatment of all Americans. It is illogical that states can no longer ban gay marriages but gay residents still can be discriminated against […]

Editorial: Stop doubling down on LGBT discrimination

Orlando Sentinel Editorial – April 15, 2015

Florida lawmakers must reject measures that would permit LGBT discrimination, and rule it out once and for all.

Most Floridians oppose LGBT discrimination, but state lawmakers still haven’t gotten the memo. 

Public attitudes on gay rights have undergone a remarkable, rapid reversal across America in recent years, including in Florida. […]

LGBT people deserve fairness on the job

(By Nancy G. Brinker, Special to the Miami Herald, March 10, 2015)

Considering the successes we’ve achieved over the years, it is difficult to imagine that in our lifetime women felt a shame and stigma around breast cancer — one that a small group of women and I vowed to end when I founded Susan […]

Anti-Discrimination Bill Includes Gays

(Lakeland Ledger, Feb. 4, 2015)  Local and state businesses have come out in favor of legislation that would forbid discrimination against gays, lesbians and transsexuals in the workplace and hiring.

The bills, House Bill 33 filed by Holly Rachein, R-Key Largo, and Senate Bill 156 by Sen. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, would create the Florida Competitive […]

Making discrimination against gays illegal next big fight in Florida

(Palm Beach Post, January 13, 2015) — Following an historic week with same-sex marriage legalized across Florida, advocates are now turning their focus toward the Legislature in hopes of achieving another milestone. Support is growing to amend state civil rights laws to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Floridians at work, in […]

Orlando Sentinel Editorial – Scott should take lead to bar LGBT discrimination

Orlando Sentinel Editorial, December 12, 2014 — When Rick Scott was asked during one of this fall’s gubernatorial debates about his support for Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, he insisted, “I clearly don’t believe in any discrimination.”

It’s not critical for Scott to flip his position on the ban at this point; multiple judges have […]

Heat join competitive workforce coalition

MIAMI (AP) — The parent company of the Miami Heat and AmericanAirlines Arena is joining a coalition that provides stronger nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community.

The Heat Group is now among 19 major Florida employers who back the Florida Competitive Workforce Act.

Heat business operations president Eric Woolworth says “embracing diversity isn’t just […]

Bipartisan coalition to push for ban against anti-gay and LGBT discrimination in the workplace

Rochelle Koff, Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau, November 6, 2014 — Looking ahead to the 2015 legislative session, Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce has hired a team of bipartisan political operatives to push for a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

President Obama’s top 2012 Florida strategist, Ashley Walker, will […]

Guest column: Workplace equality is good for Jacksonville – and good for business

(Florida Times-Union; June 6, 2014)

Considering the city’s reputation for fostering a pro-business environment and an enjoyable quality of life, it is no surprise that five Jacksonville-based employers are leading the charge to update Florida’s anti-discrimination law. Bi-Lo Holdings (Winn-Dixie), CSX, Florida Blue, Haskell and the University of North Florida have joined a coalition […]