Leesburg passes law making sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes

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LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg City Commissioners passed a law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity along with race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age and sex.

The law, which passed by a vote of 3-2, is the first in Lake County and will prevent discrimination in the workplace and will make it illegal for a business to refuse service just because a customer is gay.

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