Business Brief: HRO, Good For Florida Businesses, Bad For Jacksonville Mayoral Candidates

Apr 10, 2015

Incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown and Republican challenger Lenny Curry have both dodged questions about an updated Human Rights Ordinance that would include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity

 A coalition of business groups has sent a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott and legislative leaders. The businesses, including Jacksonville-based Florida Blue, are pleading for a law banning workplace discrimination against LGBT people.

In this week’s Business Brief, analyst John Burr shares with WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo how the issue has been playing out in the Jacksonville mayor’s race.