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Old 08-19-2012, 12:56 AM
 
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Default Jacksonville is tolerant? Not if you are LGBT!

On August 15th.,2012 The Jacksonville city council refused to extend it Human Rights Ordinance to include Gays, Bisexuals or Transgendered residents of Florida's largest city and failed to protect them from discrimination in employment, housing or even businesses that would discriminate against them.

In 1998 Miami Dade county residents had to go to the polls to include "sexual orientation" as part of it's Human Rights Ordinance and it passed. Other Florida cities & counties that have similar laws on their books include Broward, Palm Beach ,Orange counties ,Daytona Beach, Gainseville, & Lakeland amongst others.

Jax will never be considered a major city with discrimination like this against a certain section of it's residents. Businesses seeking to do business in Jacksonville already see this as an albatross.

Link:Jacksonville council denies human rights ordinance expansion | jacksonville.com
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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Pretty shocking considering the city has a sizable gay population though it just goes to show the influence of religion over government since Jacksonville has always had a heavy Southern Baptist following and the inability like much of the country in separating Church from State.....despite the US Constitution.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I can't roll my eyes hard enough....

Get with the program, JAX. Honestly, whether you agree with it or not, everyone should be treated regardless of what happens in their bedroom.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Jacksonville is a backward city. Never did like it, and I never felt like it was even a part of Florida.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Why did you bother posting this in 2 different forums?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Why did you bother posting this in 2 different forums?
OP wants to move the overton window?
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Jacksonville is a backward city. Never did like it, and I never felt like it was even a part of Florida.
It's really smack dab in the middle of the convergance zone between FL and GA. When coming back to the state on 95, Jax always makes me feel like I'm home (back in the Sunshine State) due to the water, neon bridges, and more "tropical" feel, but it's only a taste until I'm back home in Orlando which is even more distinclty Florida IMO.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It's really smack dab in the middle of the convergance zone between FL and GA. When coming back to the state on 95, Jax always makes me feel like I'm home (back in the Sunshine State) due to the water, neon bridges, and more "tropical" feel, but it's only a taste until I'm back home in Orlando which is even more distinclty Florida IMO.
Jax has about as tropical of a feel as siberia
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Jax has about as tropical of a feel as siberia
Right but as you leave GA and enter FL, Jax at least has a more Floridian feel to it than the areas on 95 you pass in GA.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Well, Florida. What can I say. We live here, but some of the mind sets are amazing. Just fantastic. Besides, Jacksonville may as well be Alabama as far it goes for finding liberal people. They're around, but there ain't many of 'em.

If you go up North just a little you'll hit Savannah, Ga. Real, real different there. I didn't like the crime and a lot of other things, but they were definitely more relaxed about this sort of thing. It's actually a neat place if you can get yourself situated in the right area, but there were so many wrong areas it just wasn't possible for me to hang there. Great place to visit though, and who knows, it might appeal to you.
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