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Proposed ‘Competitive Workforce Act’ would protect Florida LGBT individuals from discrimination

Last week, State Rep. Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg), filed the Competitive Workforce Act to protect LGBT individuals from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. Florida law currently prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, or disability. State Rep. Rene Plasencia, R-Orlando,  (R Orlando) will co-sponsor the bill.

The Competitive Workforce Act is supported by Florida Competes, a coalition of nine Fortune 500 companies and more than 450 small businesses from across the state, Diamond said. Last year, 50 members of the Florida House signed on as co-sponsors to a similar bill – more than ever before.

“Florida businesses are strong supporters of this bill,” Diamond said. “Our businesses

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