Florida Governor Issues 'Corrected' Proclamation on Pulse Nightclub Shooting Anniversary




  • In Business
  • 2019-06-12 17:31:44Z
  • By The Associated Press
 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has re-issued a proclamation marking the third anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub on Latin night, this time mentioning the gay and Hispanic communities.

The Republican governor on Wednesday issued what his office called a "corrected" version of the proclamation remembering the 49 people who were killed at the Pulse nightclub in June 2016.

DeSantis was criticized by a Democratic state lawmaker and others for omitting any mention of the gay or Hispanic communities in the original proclamation.

His communications director says in an email that staff members made in an error in the previous proclamation. She says the governor directed a reissue of the proclamation to mention the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities.

More must-read stories from Fortune:

-Democrats hold out on USMCA as Trump walks back Mexico tariffs

-The story behind the Baby Trump balloon

-FCC takes major steps toward limiting robocalls and scammers

-Michael Bloomberg pledges $500 million to combat climate change

-Listen to our new audio briefing, Fortune 500 Daily

Get up to speed on your morning commute with Fortune's CEO Daily newsletter.

COMMENTS

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Business

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.