Sometimes greeted with applause and sometimes greeted with howls of protest, President Obama has created many executive orders during his first term in office. In fact, since this past autumn the White House has argued that frequent use of its executive order power allows the administration to move on issues that the American people "can't wait" for other legislative or judicial action on.
Although Broward County and other parts of Florida have passed ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, there is still no statewide law offering this protection. As we have previously written, pending legislation known as the Competitive Workforce Act may soon change that.
Earlier this week, we wrote that Florida lawmakers have recently proposed at least five bills that would prohibit specific discriminatory actions by employers in the state. If passed, these bills would level the playing field for many struggling Florida residents including the GLBT community and those whose jobs were affected by the recession.
Last month, we wrote that a state legislator has introduced a bill called the Competitive Workforce Act that seeks to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in all Florida workplaces. The bill also applies to gender identity or expression discrimination.
Earlier this week, we wrote about a new bill being considered by state legislators that would outlaw sexual orientation discrimination in the entire state of Florida. It is known as the Competitive Workforce Act.
Earlier this week, we began a discussion about sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. Despite Florida's vibrant GLBT community, we are among 29 states that do not prohibit employers from engaging in gay and lesbian discrimination at work.
Florida has a large and vibrant gay and lesbian community. Despite this, however, there are no state protections against discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. Individual localities like Broward County have adopted some protective ordinances, but GLBT rights are still lacking in Florida.