Jacksonville Rallies Mayor to Veto LGBT Law

Feb 21, 2017

Liberty Counsel released a three-page legal memorandum today proving that Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Lenny Curry can still legally veto the so-called “Human Rights Ordinance” (HRO), 2017-15, passed by the City Council last week. The ordinance is not final law until after the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

The research and memo was prepared by Liberty Counsel’s Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs, Roger Gannam, a former long-time Jacksonville resident. Gannam previously testified at a specially-called city council meeting against the proposed ordinance that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under Jacksonville law. The HRO was previously defeated twice in Jacksonville, with help from Liberty Counsel and others. However, radical leftist activists are trying to impose this special LGBT rights ordinance on Jacksonville’s citizens and businesses, hoping to implement its most objectionable provisions through deceptive language.

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