Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Amendment 1 Fails, LGBT Protections Remain

It is about time the side for equality win on a referendum. Anti-queer folks in the city of Gainesville, Florida wanted to repeal an ordinance with protections for LGBT people which included housing, and employment, as well as allowing the city's estimated 100 transgender residents to use the bathroom of their choice.

The anti-queer side campaigned to eliminate these protections using their traditional scare tactics, ie: the law will allow men to enter into women's bathrooms.

It is with pleasure to be the first blog to officially call the vote in favor of the NO side as reported by the results page.

With 100% of the 34 precincts reporting the NO side (favoring equality) wins 58.32% versus the yes (anti-gay) sides 41.68%

7 comments:

Tim and Louie said...

Hooray!!! Hooray!!! Hooray!!!

Equality prevails, at least in Gainesville, FL!

RambleRedhead said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

BiNet USA said...

Great News! Thank you for keeping up with things like this for all of us.

Ray of Sunshine said...

Now that's what's up!

Happy, happy, joy, joy!!!

Let's keep that joy and happiness moving across all 50 states.

truthspew said...

Great news for Gainsville LGBTQ folks! I note the local rag here in RI is still running the Marriage Equality poll and while the number of votes goes up the percentage in favor is hovering near 55% while opposition is 45%.

Buffy said...

Wow. Somewhere in FL people actually did something right for once. This is one for the record books.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! As a transgendered Floridian, I thank the people of Gainesville!

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