New Republican Party of Florida website touts ‘equal opportunity,’ doesn’t mention gays or lesbians
The Republican Party of Florida today unveiled its new website, rpof.org, laying out a host of information about the party and its values. Among the party’s platform, according to the site, is a belief in “equal opportunity for all,” but the text makes no mention of equality for gays and lesbians.
The rundown of beliefs on the new site’s “GOP Platform” page includes this statement:
In equal right [sic], equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.
The lack of recognition for gays and lesbians in the sentence mirrors an executive order (.pdf) Republican Gov. Rick Scott issued immediately after being inaugurated last week. In that document, he wrote:
It shall be the policy of my administration to prohibit discrimination in employment based on race, gender, creed, color, or national origin, and to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals currently employed in, and individuals seeking employment in, my administration.