Michael Emanuel Rajner

Equality Florida PAC: Bogdanoff Threw LGBT Students Under the Bus

Filed By Michael Emanuel Rajner | October 31, 2012 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: anti-gay, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Florida State Legislature, LGBT students, Maria Sachs

Equality Florida PAC has come out swinging over state senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff's anti-gay past.

Don't be fooled by Ellyn Bogdanoff's election year disguise. Locked in the biggest Florida state senate fight of the year, Bogdanoff would like you to believe she's been a friend of the LGBT community - don't buy it!

under-the-bus.jpgIn her 12 years in the Florida Legislature, Bogdanoff has never co-sponsored or taken a public position in support of any of the issues Equality Florida fights for.

But worst of all, Bogdanoff has repeatedly blocked efforts to protect LGBT students and in 2007 led an unsuccessful effort to remove sexual orientation and gender identity from every safe schools policy in Florida. We stopped her, barely, but to this day she insists specific protections for LGBT students are unnecessary.

Fortunately, we have a tremendous alternative in this race. Maria Sachs has supported and co-sponsored every pro-equality bill. Sachs voted to strengthen anti-bullying protections for K-12 students by ensuring all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, were protected under the law. Sachs also co-sponsored legislation to provide statewide employment non-discrimination protections and a statewide domestic partnership policy.

The stakes are incredibly high and this race will likely determine if there is any balance of power in the Florida state senate. If you live in Senate 34, which includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, be certain you vote for our champion, Maria Sachs!

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