November 2019

 

Mayor Keith James informs the City of Miami Beach that the City of West Palm Beach will join the appellate brief filed by the City of Miami Beach in opposition to the decision of an Orange County circuit court judge which nullified that county's LGBT-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance.  

Palm Beach County Commissioners vote to join the appellate brief filed by the City of Miami Beach in opposition to the decision of an Orange County circuit court judge which nullified that county's LGBT-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance.

Delray Beach City Commissioners vote to join the appellate brief filed by the City of Miami Beach in opposition to the decision of an Orange County circuit court judge which nullified that county's LGBT-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance. 

Wellington Village Council Members vote to join the appellate brief filed by the City of Miami Beach in opposition to the decision of an Orange County circuit court judge which nullified that county's LGBT-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance.

July 2019 

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners amends the definition of "sexual orientation" in the County's Ordinance for Housing and Places of Public Accommodation from "male or female homosexuality, heterosexuality and bisexuality, by preference or practice" to "heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or asexuality, whether actual or perceived."

May 2019

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw established an LGBTQ Liaison Unit to promote a positive relationship between PBSO and the LGBTQ community.

April 2019

PBCHRC President Rand Hoch is appointed to serve on the Government Efficiency, Budget and Taxes Policy Committee of the transition team for West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James.

The City of West Palm Beach is ranked the second-best city in the country for LGBTQ-friendly retirees, according to SeniorAdvice.com. 

March 2019

Ty Penserga, an openly gay man, is elected to serve as a Boynton Beach City Commissioner.

February 2019

The Lake Worth City Commission unanimously adopts a resolution urging state legislators from Palm Beach County to support the Florida Inclusive Workforce Act.

The West Palm Beach City Commission unanimously adopts a resolution urging state legislators from Palm Beach County to support the Florida Inclusive Workforce Act.

January 2019

PBCHRC joins SAVE Florida, Translatina and Conservatives on the Right of Equality in support of the Florida Inclusive Workforce Act (FIWA) -- a new effort to amend the Florida Civil Rights Act to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


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