Gov. Rick Scott's Office Broke Promise To LGBTQs: Lawmaker - NBC 6 South Florida
NBC 6 Pride

NBC 6 Pride

News, entertainment and events for the South Florida LGBT community

Gov. Rick Scott's Office Broke Promise To LGBTQs: Lawmaker

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Enter for a Chance to Win a Perfect Haitian Honeymoon
    Getty Images

    Gay rights advocates say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office broke a commitment to pursue an executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ state workers and contractors after the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse.

    Those advocates say such an order has become even more important because the U.S. Justice Department has filed court papers in recent weeks saying sexual orientation isn't covered by anti-discrimination provisions.

    The Republican governor wouldn't talk about the alleged commitment his staff made when asked by an Associated Press reporter on Tuesday.

    But he said federal guidelines protect the gay community and the state follows them.

    Want to Spend a Night in Jail? It Just Takes $40

    [NATL] Want to Spend a Night in Jail? It Just Takes $40

    Want to spend the night in the slammer? Minnesota's Chisago County Sheriff's Office can help make it happen.

    The department is letting people stay overnight inside the new Public Safety Center to see the facility and help deputies train before inmates arrive. It just costs $40 per person.

    (Published Friday, April 27, 2018)

    Some gay state workers say an executive order is important because right now there's too much ambiguity on whether gay state workers and contractors are protected from discrimination.

    Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime