Civil Rights Statement

In recent months, local and national media have reported on numerous verbal assaults on Muslims, Latinos, Immigrants, the LGBTQ Community and African Americans. This rhetoric serves to further divide a united country that has fought discrimination around the world.  It bespeaks a depth of ignorance and hatred that defies the concept of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 
In response, the City of Tampa’s Human Rights Board hereby reemphasizes its commitment to equal rights and equal opportunity for all residents and visitors to our great City. The Human Rights Board will continue to focus its efforts to educate and eradicate discrimination against residents and visitors in all areas of housing, employment and public accommodation, based on race, color, sex, family and marital status, age, religion, disability, national origin, or LGBTQ identity.
We stand with Mayor Buckhorn in his commitment to ensuring that residents and visitors feel free to live their lives, pursue their dreams and enjoy the diversity that makes Tampa great.    
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