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State leaders should enact anti-discrimination measure

State leaders should enact anti-discrimination measure

With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage for gay couples, Florida leaders have an important decision to make when it comes to our national and international reputation. Will we be a state that embraces equality and fairness, or will we be seen as a state that resists progress and shuns diversity? The Supreme Court has solidified what Florida judges already concluded: Gay couples have a right to marry. But the contradiction in Florida is that those same couples may risk being fired for being part of the LGBT community. In 57 of Florida's 67 counties no local ordinances banning discrimination exist, and state law provides no protections at all. Will Florida's elected...