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Florida Cities & Counties with Nondiscrimination Laws

Chronological list of nondiscrimination laws passed in Florida counties and municipalities:

  • 1991
    • Hillsborough County - "The county's 1991 law to extend protections against sexual orientation discrimination in housing, public accommodations and county contract awards was repealed by county commissioners in May 1995."
    • Key West - sexual orientation
    • Tampa - sexual orientation
  • 1993
    • Miami Beach - sexual orientation
  • 1994
    • West Palm Beach - sexual orientation
  • 1995
    • Broward County - sexual orientation
  • 1998
    • Key West - relationship recognition
    • Miami-Dade County - sexual orientation
  • 1999
    • Broward County - relationship recognition
    • Gainesville - sexual orientation
    • Wilton Manors - relationship recognition
  • 2001
    • Monroe County - sexual orientation
  • 2002
    • Orlando - sexual orientation
    • Palm Beach County - sexual orientation
    • Sarasota - sexual orientation
    • St. Petersburg - sexual orientation
  • 2003
    • Key West - gender identity
    • Largo - sexual orientation & gender identity
    • Monroe County - gender identity
  • 2004
    • Miami Beach - gender identity & relationship recognition
  • 2005
    • West Palm Beach - relationship recognition
  • 2006
    • Palm Beach County - relationship recognition
  • 2007
    • Oakland Park - sexual orientation & gender identity
    • West Palm Beach - gender identity
  • 2008
    • Broward County - gender identity
    • Gainesville - gender identity
    • Pinellas County - sexual orientation
  • 2009
    • Tampa - gender identity
  • 2010
    • Leon County - sexual orientation & gender identity
    • Orange County - sexual orientation
    • South Miami - relationship recognition
  • 2011
    • Volusia County - sexual orientation & gender identity
  • 2012
    • Orange County - relationship recognition
    • Orlando - relationship recognition
    • St. Petersburg - relationship recognition
    • Tampa - relationship recognition
    • Volusia County - relationship recognition
  • 2013
    • Pinellas County - relationship recognition

Unless otherwise specified, the type of nondiscrimination laws listed above indicate:

Sexual orientation protected under employment discrimination / civil rights law applies to all employers & employees in jurisdiction

Gender identity protected under employment discrimination / civil rights law applies to all employers & employees in jurisdiction

Relationship recognition for same-sex couples (e.g.: domestic partner registry)

See the Human Rights Campaign's Employer Database - Government Sector Search for additional information.

Florida Government Organizations with Employment Policies

Chronological list of employment policies implemented by government organizations in Florida:

  • 1990
    • Palm Beach County - sexual orientation
  • 1991
    • Tampa - sexual orientation
  • 1994
    • West Palm Beach - sexual orientation
  • 1998
    • Key West - health/medical
  • 1999
    • Broward County - health/medical
    • Gainesville - health/medical
    • Monroe County - health/medical
    • Wilton Manors - health/medical
  • 2000
    • Leon County School District - sexual orientation
  • 2001
    • Lee County School Board - sexual orientation
    • Miami Beach - health/medical
  • 2002
    • Ft. Lauderdale - sexual orientation
    • Leon County -  sexual orientation
    • Montverde - sexual orientation
    • Palm Beach County School Board - sexual orientation
    • Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office - health/medical
    • St. Petersburg - sexual orientation
  • 2003
    • Key West - gender identity
    • Largo - sexual orientation & gender identity
    • Monroe County - gender identity
    • Orange County - sexual orientation
    • University of Florida - sexual orientation
  • 2004
    • Tampa - health/medical
  • 2006
    • New College - sexual orientation & gender identity
  • 2007
    • Oakland Park - gender identity
    • West Palm Beach - gender identity
  • 2008
    • Gainesville - gender identity
    • Pinellas County - sexual orientation
  • 2009
    • Tallahassee - sexual orientation, gender identity, health/medical & dental & vision
    • Tampa - gender identity
  • 2010
    • Kissimmee - health/medical
    • Leon County - gender identity
  • 2011
    • Volusia County - sexual orientation & gender identity
  • Year Unknown
    • Atlantis - sexual orientation
    • Belle Glade - sexual orientation
    • Boynton Beach - sexual orientation
    • Broward County - sexual orientation & gender identity
    • Broward County School District - sexual orientation
    • Dade County School District - sexual orientation
    • Delray Beach - sexual orientation
    • Ft. Lauderdale - health/medical
    • Gainesville - sexual orientation
    • Greenacres - sexual orientation
    • Haverhill - sexual orientation
    • Hillsborough Community College - sexual orientation
    • Hollywood - health/medical
    • Hypoluxo - sexual orientation
    • Juno Beach - sexual orientation
    • Jupiter - sexual orientation
    • Key West - sexual orientation
    • Lake Park - sexual orientation
    • Lake Worth - sexual orientation & gender identity
    • Manalapan - sexual orientation
    • Miami Beach - sexual orientation
    • Miami-Dade County - sexual orientation
    • Miramar - health/medical
    • Monroe County - sexual orientation
    • Oakland Park - sexual orientation
    • Orlando - sexual orientation
    • Pahokee - sexual orientation
    • Palm Beach (town) - sexual orientation
    • Palm Beach County - sexual orientation & gender identity
    • Palm Beach Gardens - sexual orientation
    • Palm Beach Shores -  - sexual orientation
    • Pinellas County School District - sexual orientation
    • Royal Palm Beach - sexual orientation
    • Sarasota - sexual orientation
    • South Bay - sexual orientation
    • Tequesta - sexual orientation & gender identity
    • University of Florida - health/medical & dependent health coverage
    • Wellington - sexual orientation & gender identity

Unless otherwise specified, the types of employment policies listed above indicate:

Sexual orientation included in non-discrimination policy available in employee handbook

Gender identity included in non-discrimination policy available in employee handbook

Health/Medical domestic partner benefits for same-sex partners

See the Human Rights Campaign's Employer Database - Government Sector Search for additional information.