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Attorney General Bondi Backs Workplace Protections For LGBTQ Community

MGN Online

Attorney General Pam Bondi says she backs workplace protections for members of the LGBTQ community. Her comments come amid a bill just filed again in the Florida legislature to prohibit discrimination against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

For the past few years, state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have tried and failed to make it illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. While she hasn’t read this year’s bill, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she supports the overall effort.

“I haven’t read the bill, but of course, it’s something that I would support,” she said, speaking to reporters recently.“ We’ve always had a great policy in my office regarding LGBTQ employees in my office and protecting their rights. I would love to take a look at it. Of course, I would sure. But, I haven’t read it yet.”

As in years past, this year’s bill continues to be a bipartisan effort. It’s sponsored by Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) in the Senate.  Rep. Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) and Rep. Rene Plasencia (R-Titusville) are the bill’s sponsors in the House.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.