Nadine Smith

Venice Florida Votes Unanimously to Protect LGBT Community

Filed By Nadine Smith | March 28, 2012 6:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics, The Movement, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Equality Florida, Florida, gender identity, human rights ordinance, nondiscrimination ordinance, Venice Florida

The Venice City Council venice-florida.jpegunanimously passed non-discrimination protections, including protections for LGBT individuals.

Passage of the human rights ordinance during Tuesdays council meeting means those that work or live in the city will be protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Equality Florida worked with local organizers to push for the policy. Led by Equality Florida lead volunteer Bryan Worthington, the team first met over a year ago to build support among community leaders and garner bi-partisan support for the ordinance.

Venice joins many other places in Florida that provide nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, including Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Leon County, Broward County, Volusia County, and Monroe County.

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