List of Ordinances that have been passed since 1998 through the lobbying efforts of SAVE Dade
Equal Benefits Ordinance
Effective Date: April 2006
This Ordinance requires contractors doing business with the City of Miami Beach, who are awarded a contract pursuant to competitive bid to provide "Equal Benefits" to their employees with Domestic Partners, as they provide employees with spouses.
The type of "Benefits" defined by the ordinance include sick leave, bereavement leave, family medical leave, and health benefits.
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SAVE would like to thank Karen Doering of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Stratton Pollitizer of Equality Florida for their support in passing this law.
Domestic Partner Registry (Miami Beach)
Effective Date: August 9, 2004
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On July of 2004, the City Commission adopted legislation that affords certain rights and benefits to qualified committed relationships that have registered with the City of Miami Beach. Partners need not be Miami Beach residents. Registration is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Miami Beach City Hall, city Clerk's office, first floor. Notarized form can be mailed to the City Clerk's office.
As of June 26, 2006 189 couples have registered. Available to both same-sex and opposite sex couples.
Transgender Protection (Miami Beach)
Effective Date: July 2004
On July of 2004, the City Commission included the transgender community as part of the City's Human Rights Ordinance. The transgender community is protected from discrimination in the aras of employment, housing, finance, and public accommodations.
Domestic Partner Benefits for City of Miami Beach Employees
Effective Date October 2001
This ordinance provides the domestic partners of City employees with health insurance benefits, sick leave, bereavement leave and family medical leave.
Human Rights Ordinance
Effective date: December 1998
This amendment to the Human Rights Ordinance bans discrimination based on the basis of sexual orientation in the categories of employment, housing, finance and public accommodations.
The Equal Opportunity Board is the entity charged with enforcing the County's
Human Rights Ordinance. If you would like to file a grievance and want to
know whether your situation is covered by the HRO, please call the EOB at