Fla. Dems, Equality Florida say Rick Scott ‘broke promise’ to protect LGBTQ employees
Equality Florida is accusing Gov. Rick Scott of breaking a promise made last year to the organization that he would issue an executive order protecting LGBTQ state employees from discrimination in hiring and contracting.
Now the Florida Democratic Party is piling on.
On June 28, 2016, just 16 days after the deadly attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people, Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith joined Government Affairs Director (now state Rep.) Carlos Guillermo Smith to meet with officials from the Scott administration, asking for an executive order banning anti-LGBTQ discrimination.