There is a whole lotta hoopla about Mr/Ms Stanton (who, out of respect for her, I will refer to as "Susan", which will be her new name, once her outside image matches her inside image) and the largo city firing him after the announcement.
I find it duly odd that in October of 2003, the city itself implemented a non discrimination policy against gender identity, and yet -- here they are firing Susan for identifying as a woman, and having the courage to come out and confront her issues head on.
I applaud Susan for her courage, and hope that she decides to FIGHT this firing. The bigots can't always win!
In addition to this, a member of Equality Florida has been arrested on a FELONY charge for distributing leaflets that say "don't discriminate"
What a shame -- and all this in my own back yard... I am so embarassed.....
See the excellent news release from the HRC