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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700208: Elimination of Alien Land Law; Expansion of Basic Rights; Equal Opportunity Provision by Trevor Tezel

ARTICLE I: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Section 2. Basic rights.


Basic rights.

All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property; except that the ownership, inheritance, disposition and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regulated or prohibited by law. No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, sex, color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, familial status, marital status, military status, genetic information, employment status, pregnancy or physical or cognitive disability. All citizens shall enjoy equal opportunity to employment, housing, public accommodations, and other benefits of citizenship. The state, its agencies, political subdivisions, municipalities, public colleges and universities, school districts, special districts, authorities, and other government instrumentalities, may take actions necessary to remedy the present effects of past discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations, and public education.