City Election ‘Great Night’ for Jacksonville LGBT Community

Several new members of the Jacksonville City Council ran on the platform of supporting an expanded human-rights ordinance that would protect LGBT people.

Advocates say they are confident the new makeup of the council will lead to its passage after the council voted it down three years ago.

“To me, it was a great night for equality in Jacksonville,” said Jimmy Midyette, the chair of the Northeast Florida LGBT Leadership Action Pac.

He says voters overwhelmingly chose candidates in favor of protecting the LGBT community from discrimination.

Several new members of the Jacksonville City Council ran on the platform of supporting an expanded human-rights ordinance that would protect LGBT people.

Advocates say they are confident the new makeup of the council will lead to its passage after the council voted it down three years ago.

“To me, it was a great night for equality in Jacksonville,” said Jimmy Midyette, the chair of the Northeast Florida LGBT Leadership Action Pac.

He says voters overwhelmingly chose candidates in favor of protecting the LGBT community from discrimination.