Florida

Gainesville FL Rejects Trans Rights Repeal

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“Voters rejected the amendment by a vote of 58% to 42%. If passed, Charter Amendment 1 would have repealed existing civil rights protections for Gainesville’s gay and transgender community. For over a year, backers of the amendment have waged a fear-based campaign filled with outright lies and media campaigns that dehumanized gay and transgender people. Specifically, these extremists drew a target on the backs of transgender people with bigoted messages intended to instill fear in the hearts of Gainesville citizens.” [Equality Florida, earlier]

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6 Comments

  • rogue dandelion

    rejecting repeals…
    prop 8 double negatives catching on i see!
    vote no for equality!?!

  • Jon B

    Great News!!! It’s nice to hear about something positive for a change, even if that something positive is retaining the status quo (sad state of affairs when that is the case).

    PS Change the format back!

  • GayIsTheWay

    I’m happy.

  • Celia

    :D

  • a. mcewen

    It’s nice to have this win but I know the religious right won’t let the “bathroom” thing die.

  • rick

    i gots ta pee!

    this line is used both in chicago and victor/victoria.

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