Despite fear mongering and misinformation from opponents of transgender and gay rights the people of Gainesville Florida stood shoulder to shoulder and have spoken LOUD and CLEAR by voting 58% against amendment 1.
This landmark victory in the historically progressive city of Gainesville serves as a beacon of hope for all who will stand firm in the face of bigotry and discrimination.
People of Florida and the country rejoice in Victory!!!!
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“GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters have turned down a measure that would have stripped Gainesville, Fla.’s anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents.”
“With all precincts reporting Tuesday, the vote was 58 percent against changing the law.”
“A group, Citizens for Good Public Policy, had sought to replace the city’s protections with the Florida Civil Rights Act.”
“The act does not include anti-discrimination laws to sexual preference or gender identity.”
“The winning group, Equality is Gainesville’s Business, says the allegations played on the public’s fears and the changes were merely an attempt to remove protections from Gainesville citizens.”