October 22, 2020
In The Public Interest

Opinion

Historic Decisions

June 15th launched a new  and hope-filled week in Jacksonville as two astonishing actions — one federal and one local — took effect that significantly expand civil rights to LGBTQ people in our country and in our community. In an historic...

HRO Update

City council members heard public comment on Tuesday evening on a bill that expands protections under Jacksonville’s human rights ordinance to LGBTQ persons.  Florida’s First District Court of Appeal recently struck down Jacksonville’s Human...

HRO Update: Your Voice Needed

JaxLookout recently reported on Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance (HRO Redux) and the protections for LGBT+ people that were overturned by the State of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal earlier this month. The Court of Appeal decision was...

HRO Redux

HRO: Then and Now Beginning in 2012 many of Jacksonville’s civic and business leaders, clergy and citizens worked together to expand protections under the City’s Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) to include sexual orientation and gender identity. For...

Low Hanging Fruit

Yesterday, the Florida Times-Union editorial called for local elected leaders to do the obvious in historic downtown, Jacksonville’s Northbank.  TU’s editors lament one-way streets, narrow sidewalks, coin-operated parking meters, the lack of shade...

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