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Atlantic Beach supports proposed anti-discrimination law
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ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- The Atlantic Beach City Commission on Monday night voted to support an act that would prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace.

The city's support of Competitive Workforce Act passed 4-1, according to Commissioners Maria Mark and Mark Beckenbach

The act "prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity or expression; defines terms; substitutes references to "disability" for references to "handicap"; revises & conforms terminology."

The Competitve Workforce Act is not yet state law.

According to a post on the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality Facebook page, Mark, Beckenbach, Commissioner Jonathan Daugherty and Mayor Carolyn Woods voted in favor while Commissioner Jimmy Hill was opposed.


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