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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

LGBT anti-discrimination bill lives, barely, for another day

Florida lawmakers considered giving anti-discrimination protections to gay and transgender people for the first time Monday and ended the discussion in a stalemate for at least one more day.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-5 on a bill to include LGBT people in the law that gives civil rights protections to other groups. The vote normally would have killed the bill, but a procedural move kept it alive. It will be considered by the committee again Tuesday as its Democratic sponsor seeks to make changes that will earn the support of at least one more Republican in hopes of moving the legislation forward.

"I do not believe that the senators on this committee want...