The absence of six words in Jacksonville’s human rights ordinance gives business owners the right to refuse service to a gay man, allows a landlord to not rent to a transgender person, or give the freedom to a boss to fire his lesbian employee.
Jacksonville – When Equality Florida’s Action PAC released its list of recommendations on candidates running for office in Jacksonville there was one noticeable exception—openly gay candidate James Eddy.
Jacksonville – A gay Jacksonville man is released from jury duty after he refused to serve because he didn’t feel comfortable in the Duval County courthouse.
A Staten Island man who was roughed up by police whom he alleges used homophobic slurs is planning to sue in federal court for civil rights violations. The Daily News reports.
About 750 people packed a gymnasium at Edward Waters College for the second of three “Community Conversations” on a proposed human rights ordinance for the city of Jacksonville.
The most populated city in Florida is now secure for LGBT people.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan are reportedly spreading pamphlets around communities Jacksonville, Fla., urging residents to "support gay bashing" in order to "stop AIDS," Pink News reports.
Jacksonville – The debate over an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Jacksonville swerved down a dark and disturbing road when a speaker attempting to fight the proposal confessed to molesting children.