The Florida Phoenix / June 15, 2020


John Tonnison, president of Florida Competes, a business-backed coalition that favors legislation to protect LGBTQ workers, also praised the ruling. He noted that 31 cities and 12 counties in the state have “commonsense” human rights ordinances on their books.

“In fact, recent polling by PRRI shows 68 percent of Floridians support these bipartisan, pro-business, anti-discrimination measures, which will ensure Florida remains competitive in the global marketplace. This is why we need our state leaders and Congress to finish the job and protect the LGBT community in all areas of life, including public housing and accommodations, and employment. We call on the Florida Legislature to pass the Florida Competitive Workforce Act and demonstrate that Florida is truly open for business to all,” he said.