Hillborough County Commissioners approve HRO amendment

By : Aaron Alper
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Tampa Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously voted to move forward with an authorization for an amendment that would prohibit discrimination within the county on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The 7-0 vote is a stark change to previous LGBT initiatives, which have typically failed or split the board.

Prior to the July 16 vote, the floor was open to comments and 23 citizens spoke. Fourteen of those speakers supported the amendment to the HRO and nine spoke against it.

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All Democrats now back ENDA

By : Wire Report
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WASHINGTON (AP) – All Democrats in the Senate are backing a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Sen. Joe Manchin was the last holdout. His spokesman said Oct. 30 that the West Virginia senator supported the legislation that the full Senate could vote on in the coming weeks.

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