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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:43 PM
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Florida County Sued Over Gay Pride Ban

A Tampa businessman is suing Hillsborough County over a policy banning county agencies from "acknowledging, promoting or participating in gay pride events".

Joe Redner says the ban is unconstitutional. Redner, who owns a number of mainstream businesses in the Tampa area including a strip club, has been a longtime supporter of LGBT and other civil rights issues.

In June, Hillsborough County Commissioners passed an ordinance barring the county government from any acknowledgement of Gay Pride, and a second ordinance making it virtually impossible to repeal the first one. (story) Only one commissioner, Kathy Castor, voted against the dual measures.

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