Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday backed an LGBT protections bill in Florida.

The bill, titled the Competitive Workforce Act, would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations.

“LGBT Floridians deserve to live their lives free from discrimination – and establishing comprehensive nondiscrimination protections would be a critical step forward for both Florida and the nation,” Clinton said in a statement given to the Miami Herald.

“I'm heartened to see the business community working hand in hand with both Republicans and Democrats to turn words into action. This is a win-win for both Florida families and the state’s economy. As president, I will fight for full federal equality for LGBT Americans and ensure protections like these become the law of the land nationwide,” she added, a reference to the Equality Act currently before Congress.

Clinton released her statement just hours before a state Senate committee blocked SB 120 from proceeding. While technically alive, the bill's supporters concede there is little hope of passage this year.