It is one of the most controversial bills to hit Jacksonville City Council and it could be decided on Wednesday.
Monday night, supporters of Bill 296 made a very public push to have Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance pass.
"Unfortunately, we live in the Bible belt and everyone is making this a religious issue instead of a human rights," said Dawn Mathews.
"People look at it as a religious issue. It's not, it's an equality issue. Everyone deserves protection no matter who they are," said James Eddy.
Former Mayor John Delaney and Mayoral Candidate Audrey Moran were two of the high profile speakers at Monday night's rally for Bill 296, which would give protection from discrimination to people of any sexual orientation in hiring and housing.
"A lot of people have said it's a courageous position. It really isn't. It's a pretty simple thing to me. It's discrimination and this country's wrong and we need to change that as a community," said Delaney.
While supporters from Monday night's rally will likely to show up at City Hall Wednesday for the vote on 296, there are a lot of people on the other side of the aisle, like Gene Williams, who hopes the City Council shoots down the bill. Some don't feel sexual orientation needs to be protected under city code.
"I hold firm to that. I really don't feel that giving a segment or a group special rights rights just because of sexual orientation is right. I just have that feeling, I was brought up that way," said Williams.