Public school teachers in Florida are now banned from holding classroom instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity after Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed the controversial “Parental Rights in Education” bill.
The bill, which some opponents have called “Don’t Say Gay,” was signed by DeSantis on Monday. It reads, “A school district may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels.”
But DeSantis was defiant in the face of critics, “I don’t care what Hollywood says. I don’t care what big corporations say. Here I stand. I am not backing down.”
Read the full article. Note that DeSantis had young children crowd around to applaud the signing.
Florida’s governor signs controversial law opponents dubbed ‘Don’t Say Gay’ https://t.co/7iXrk1kVMC
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) March 28, 2022
BREAKING: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill into law.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 28, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis about to sign so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill into law:
“I don’t care what corporate media outlets say, I don’t care what Hollywood says, I don’t care what big corporations say. Here I stand, I’m not backing down.”https://t.co/oyooKtAQuo pic.twitter.com/RswkHD6Yna
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) March 28, 2022
Ron DeSantis just signed the "don't say gay" bill while avoiding notifying the press until the last minute, avoiding any public crowds that could criticize him, and he did it at a charter school that is exempt from the law. What an absolute coward.
— Thomas Kennedy (@tomaskenn) March 28, 2022