TRANSFORM FLORIDA: TRANSGENDER “SAFE HAVEN” TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTIES
TRANSGENDER “SAFE HAVEN” TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTIES
Over the last two decades, Equality Florida has worked to pass fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinances across the state of Florida. Today, 40 local Human Rights Ordinances protect roughly 56% of Florida’s population due to our efforts and those of our local partners. These ordinances, create “Safe Haven” communities that protect transgender people from discrimination in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. These protections have never been more important and lay the foundation for the passage of a statewide non-discrimination law, The Florida Competitive Workforce Act.
There are four current imperatives regarding these hard fought Human Rights Ordinances:
- Increase awareness of where these “Safe Haven”, Towns, Cities and Counties are located.
- Work together to pass fully inclusive ordinances in Jacksonville and other remaining municipalities that lack protections.
- Remain vigilant that these ordinances are never repealed or diluted.
- Leverage the 40 statewide Human Rights Ordinances to pass a statewide anti-discrimination law, The Florida Competitive Workforce Act.
Together, through increased awareness, engagement and activism, we can create a safe and inclusive Florida. Together we can create a Transgender “Safe Haven” State.
40 FULLY INCLUSIVE HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCES IN FLORIDA: DECEMBER 2016
CITIES: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections
West Palm Beach
COUNTIES: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections
TOWNSHIPS: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections
**More about TransForm Florida: Equality Florida’s Transgender Inclusion Initiative, TransAction Florida, is asking you to make your voices heard and to join us in this movement. Everyone is welcome and everyone is needed. This initiative will be called “TRANSFORM FLORIDA.” Click here to read more.
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