If you've been following the news lately, you've probably heard about anti-LGBTQ laws recently passed in Mississippi and North Carolina.
These laws, which criminalize bathroom use by transgender people and sanction discrimination against LGBTQ North Carolinians and Mississippians, are similar to proposals SAVE beat back in the Florida legislature in 2015 and 2016.
In response to the passage of these laws, jurisdictions across the county, including Miami Beach and Wilton Manors in our very own South Florida, have suspended business ties with North Carolina and Mississippi.
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava has indicated that at the upcoming meeting of the Miami-Dade County Commission on May 3, she will introduce a resolution to join those pro-equality jurisdictions in suspending official County business with the states of North Carolina and Mississippi until those states repeal their recently-passed anti-LGBTQ laws.
The Commissioners must act swiftly in passing Commissioner Levine Cava's resolution, which will help bolster the nationwide movement to overturn these discriminatory and anti-LGBTQ laws -- especially in addition to the action taken by the Cities of Miami Beach and Wilton Manors last week.