Letters urge Gov. Scott to enact LGBTQ protections

Posted at 5:01 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 17:01:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A big delivery was made at the Florida State Capitol on Monday.

More than 3,000 letters, written by people from around the state, and addressed to Governor Rick Scott. 

The organization, Equality Florida, hand-delivered the letters Monday afternoon.

The message behind the letters is to urge Governor Scott to enact protections for LGBTQ state employees.

On Oct. 1, Equality Florida filed a petition to compel the Scott administration to establish those protections.

Now, the group is saying time is running out for the governor to do that. 

"We know that for our local LGBTQ community, these protections are vital to make sure that they are treated fairly in the workplace, that they can advance without fear of discrimination," said Jon Harris with Equality Florida. 

Gov. Scott was not at the Capitol Monday to receive those letters.

He visited Gadsden, Calhoun, Liberty and Gulf counties to focus on recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael.