Civil rights bills introduced in Florida

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Florida state Rep. Scott Randolph filed a bill in late January that would prohibit all forms of discrimination in the workplace, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

“In a time of serious economic hardship, it is imperative that we do everything we can to encourage economic growth and investment,” Randolph said. “This bill promotes smart business practices that will attract employers to our state and create jobs. The Florida Competitive Workforce Act seeks to move Florida forward.”

Meanwhile, state Rep. Mark Pafford has introduced the Domestic Partnerships Act to provide some protections to same-sex couples in the state.

“At a time when many Florida families are facing difficult financial challenges, this bill will provide valuable protections, as well as responsibilities, to unmarried couples and will help more Floridians to take care of their loved ones,” said Pafford. “House Bill 337 recognizes the intrinsic value of all families, and the importance that they be recognized and protected by law.”

From WiG and AP reports

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