Hillsborough Won’t Increase Discrimination Protection for Gay Employees

by Mike Salinero | The Tampa Tribune

Commissioner Kevin Beckner’s voice rose today as he realized he would not win his battle to change county policy to ensure all gay and transgender county employees are protected from harassment.

Beckner, the only openly gay commissioner, was livid when Commissioner Jim Norman opposed his motion to include sexual orientation and gender identification as protected classes under the commission’s employment policies.

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