Florida Republican governor Rick Scott, who took office this week, has signed an
executive order addressing diversity in state employment but did not
include protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or
Wonk Room reports that the order sets the tone of Scott's administration, which has equality advocates duly disappointed.
"It's a message to us that it's not going to be a gay-friendly administration in Tallahassee," said Rand Hoch, president of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, which had lobbied for a comprehensive antidiscrimination order.
Florida has no protections for LGBT people against discrimination in employment.