Jacksonville, Florida LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Withdrawn Human Rights Campaign • February 19, 2016 Last night, the Jacksonville City Council voted to withdraw a bill that would have updated the existing Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) to include LGBT residents. Immediately following, the city council voted to withdraw legislation opposed by HRC and our allies that would have put LGBT civil rights up
Public keeps debate on LGBT protections going at Jacksonville, Florida council meeting Tuesday night Florida Times-Union • January 12, 2016 Jacksonville residents crowded Tuesday’s City Council meeting to voice their stance on the longstanding question of whether to expand discrimination protections to the LGBT community, which will soon be decided by the council. Read more here.
Jacksonville, FL Councilman Aaron Bowman To Cosponsor LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill WJCT • January 6, 2016 Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri is pitching his human rights ordinance bill in one-on-one meetings with other council members. His first one, with Councilman Aaron Bowman, was Wednesday afternoon. “He had some great questions to ask about the language, that we have to make sure that
Jacksonville, Florida ends meetings without plan for nondiscrimination policy Spectrum • December 16, 2015 A series of three meetings designed to receive input and exchange information on a possible nondiscrimination ordinance in Jacksonville, Florida ended on Tuesday without any clear indication of whether or not a law will be drafted. The Human Rights Ordinance would include nondiscrimination protectio
After a Defeat in Houston, the Fight for Gay Rights Shifts to Jacksonville New York Times • November 28, 2015 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The first major gay rights showdown since Houston’s rancorous vote to repeal its anti-discrimination ordinance is shaping up here in Jacksonville, the largest city in the nation whose leaders have never enacted civil rights protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgen