Tell Jacksonville: Add Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Anti-Discrimination Policies
  • Petitioned Warren Jones

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Jacksonville City Council Member
Warren Jones
Jacksonville City Council Member
E. Denise Lee
Jacksonville City Council Member
Reginald Brown
Jacksonville City Council Member
William Bishop
Jacksonville City Council Member
Johnny Gaffney
Jacksonville City Council Member
Clay Yarborough
Jacksonville City Council Member
Richard Clark
Jacksonville City Council Member
Don Redman
Jacksonville City Council Member
Art Shad
Jacksonville City Council Member
Jack Webb

Tell Jacksonville: Add Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Anti-Discrimination Policies

    1. Michael Jones
    2. Petition by

      Michael Jones

      Boston, MA

Jacksonville, Florida is the largest city in the entire state without an anti-discrimination ordinance that includes protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Indeed, the political climate can be tough. One city council member suggested that gay people weren't qualified to hold elected office because of their sexual orientation, and suggested that if gay marriage ever came to Jacksonville, the city would collapse like the Roman Empire.

Still, despite inflammatory comments like this, the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission is pushing hard for the city to adopt anti-discrimination measures on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As Mike Wachholz , chair of the Human Rights Commission said, "For me, the political climate isn't relevant. Are we going to do the right thing and the decent thing?"

The right and decent thing is for Jacksonville's City Council to adopt anti-discrimination policies that include protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It's one step Jacksonville must take in order to improve its reputation when it comes to safety and acceptance, and truly become a welcoming city for all people.

Send an email to Jacksonville's City Council telling them to add sexual orientation and gender identity to their anti-discrimination policies.

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    • karen cameron GROVE CITY, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      I believe that your personal life shouldn't effect your professional life. What you do behind closed doors is you and your partner's business, no one else! Nebbey gossipy self created drama queens, need to mind their own. I mean people who live is glass whore houses shouldnt throw stones!!!!!!

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    • Diane Schatz PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a treansgendered woman living in Jacksonville my workplace protects me but the city I live in does not that has to change

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