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1977

1977-01-18Anti-Discrimination Law Passed in Dade County, Florida

The Dade County Commission in South Florida passes a law banning discrimination in employment and in housing based on “sexual or affectional preference.” Singer-celebrity Anita Bryant, who attended the legislative session, told a reporter afterward that “We’re not going to take this sitting down,” and began organizing a massive voter referendum campaign to repeal the law.

 

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