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Joe Abruzzo, Holly Raschein file bills to expand public protections for LGBTQ Floridians

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A bipartisan pair of South Florida lawmakers — Democratic state Sen. Joe Abruzzo of Boynton Beach and state Rep. Holly Raschein, a Key Largo Republican — announced they will pursue legislation to update state law to include sexual orientation and gender identity under Florida’s workplace and public accommodations protections. The bill — HB 45, filed Tuesday morning — is dubbed the “Florida Competitive Workforce Act” and specifically amends F.S. 760.01, an anti-discrimination statute, to include “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.” A business consortium called Florida…

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