Saturday, July 04, 2015
Gay rights: Quote from Palm Beach Post article on need for statewide comprehensive Gay rights protections for employment, housing, public accommodations and education
"Local ordinances banning such discrimination are rare north of Central Florida, but Leon County, Gainesville, St. Augustine and nearby Atlantic Beach have prohibitions similar to those in many South Florida communities." See full article here. By the way, St. Augustine adopted "sexual orientation" as a protected class in our Fair Housing ordinance (2010) AND provided for equal pension benefits for survivors of Gay and Lesbian employees (2014). We did so unaided by any assistance of either the Democratic Party or Gay rights groups. Here in St. Augustine, we take care of our own! Yes we can!