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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Broward County, Florida panel considers gender identity protection

The Broward County's Human Rights Board has been considering the addition of gender identity language to the county's human rights ordinance, which already bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. As this article details, some members of the gay and lesbian community are hesitant about the proposed addition, revealing a familiar political split between the transgender and gay communities.

Miami Beach, Key West and Monroe County all have such ordinances. A similar ordinance is being considered in Orange County.

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Dr. Jillian Todd Weiss said...

Florida hosts 31 Fortune 500 companies

1 Publix Super Markets 104 20,744.8 Lakeland
2 Tech Data 107 20,542.1 Clearwater
3 AutoNation 115 19,468.0 Fort Lauderdale
4 Office Depot 154 14,278.9 Delray Beach
5 Lennar 161 13,870.3 Miami
6 FPL Group 195 11,846.0 Juno Beach
7 Winn-Dixie Stores 231 10,209.8 Jacksonville
8 Fidelity National Financial 248 9,668.9 Jacksonville
9 World Fuel Services 264 8,733.9 Miami
10 CSX 266 8,632.0 Jacksonville
11 Jabil Circuit 303 7,524.4 St. Petersburg
12 Ryder System 375 5,740.8 Miami
13 Hughes Supply 400 5,437.7 Orlando
14 Darden Restaurants 409 5,278.1 Orlando
15 Health Management Associates 527 3,624.2 Naples
16 Outback Steakhouse 529 3,601.7 Tampa
17 TECO Energy 593 3,129.8 Tampa
18 Harris 616 3,000.6 Melbourne
19 Republic Services 635 2,863.9 Fort Lauderdale
20 WCI Communities 668 2,601.8 Bonita Springs
21 Landstar System 686 2,517.8 Jacksonville
22 Raymond James Financial 769 2,157.0 St. Petersburg
23 Walter Industries 792 2,054.1 Tampa
24 Spherion 813 1,992.1 Fort Lauderdale
25 WellCare Health Plans 842 1,879.5 Tampa
26 MPS Group 902 1,684.7 Jacksonville
27 Watsco 903 1,682.7 Coconut Grove
28 Armor Holdings 919 1,636.9 Jacksonville
29 Stein Mart 977 1,481.6 Jacksonville
30 PSS World Medical 980 1,473.8 Jacksonville
31 Airtran Holdings 989 1,450.5 Orlando