According to the AP/Herald, the state House voted 115-2 to approve the measure, while the state Senate approved the bill unanimously. The measure now heads to Gov. Rick Scott (R) for consideration.
The bill would prohibit employers from rejecting a woman for employment because she is pregnant. It would also bar hotels and restaurants from discriminating against pregnant women.
According to the AP/Herald, confusion has arisen over whether pregnant women are protected under the state's current anti-discrimination laws. However, the Florida Supreme Court in 2014 ruled that state law does address such discrimination (AP/Miami Herald, 4/24).