Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Governor Rick Scott Has Broken His Promise to Protect LGBT People

Rick Scott
One year ago, representatives of Equality Florida asked Governor Rick Scott to honor the victims of the Pulse massacre by taking action to reduce workplace discrimination. The expectation was that Scott would issue an executive order protecting state employees from discrimination and ensuring that taxpayer funds went to contractors who would not discriminate.

Workplace equality has a direct effect on reducing anti-LGBT violence. By working together diverse people find common ground. They realize that people are not defined by their sexual orientation or sexual identity. This would be a very good place for Governor Scott to influence his constituents in a positive way.

Representatives of Equality Florida met further with the Governor’s staff in the weeks following the Pulse massacre and they were assured that an Executive Order was coming. Each time the executive order seemed imminent, the governor found another excuse to delay its issuance.

The Pulse anniversary has come and gone and Rick Scott has not fulfilled its promise.

Equality Florida has created a site to send Scott an email. You can personalize it as you see fit and it is not limited to Florida residents. Gov. Scott needs to know that we will not stand for dishonesty and broken promises.

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