SAVE Dade on Tuesday launched a "TransEquality" campaign to add gender identity and expression to Miami-Dade County’s current human rights ordinance. “I started at SAVE five years ago and it was part of our five-year strategy,” said C.J. Ortuño, executive director of SAVE Dade, the county’s largest gay-rights group. “Along with getting an openly gay person elected to state office, we had also set a goal of passing a trans-inclusive human rights ordinance.” In 2012, SAVE Dade helped elect gay accountant David Richardson, a Miami Beach Democrat, to the Florida Legislature. Now, the focus is on transgender rights.
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