Florida Lawmakers Consider Legislation That Would Remove Local LGBTQ Protections
As this year’s session of the Florida state legislature gets underway today, state lawmakers will consider two bills that could have serious impact on the LGBTQ community in the Sunshine state.
The Florida Competitive Workforce Act (CWA) would amend the 1992 Florida Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes from discrimination.
The CWA has been introduced for ten years with an ever-increasing number of sponsors.
This year, the legislation has almost 60 sponsors – including 10 Republicans. In fact, the primary sponsor for the bill in the state House is Republican Jackie Toledo of Orlando.
A coalition of 450 businesses in the state including Disney, Darden and AT&T, support the passage of CWA.
“If the Florida Legislature is looking to recruit businesses like Amazon