1978 March 20

Florida Supreme Court Rules Homosexuals Can Practice Law

 

The Florida Supreme Court ruled on this day that openly disclosing one’s homosexuality does not violate the “good moral character” standard for admission to state bar. As a result, homosexuals could be admitted to the Florida bar without discrimination.

Learn more about employment and rights in the workplace for lesbian and gay people: http://www.lambdalegal.org/issues/employment-and-rights-in-the-workplace

Go to the LGBT Bar Association website: http://lgbtbar.org/

Read: Dudley Clendinen and Adam Nagourney, Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America (1999)

Learn about the American Bar Association policy opposing employment discrimination against LGBT people:  http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/nearly-400000-member-american-bar-association-takes-stand-lgbt-rights150814

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