Tag Archives: DOn’t Say Gay

North Carolina GOP Introduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Raleigh’s ABC News affiliate reports: North Carolina Senate Republicans took a step that could have been expected: They are filing a bill that dictates what teachers can say to young children about sexuality and requires them to disclose confidential conversations they have with students about gender identity and sexuality. State Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), chair of the Senate Education Committee, …

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New Jersey GOP Senator Intros “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

New York City’s CW affiliate reports: A New Jersey Republican introduced legislation that would prohibit teachers from bringing LGBTQ-related instruction into classrooms from kindergarten through sixth grade. The bill, proposed by State Senator Edward Durr, is even more restrictive than the Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Seventh through 12th grade students only be exposed to LGBTQ topics if consent …

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GOP New Hampshire Gov To Veto “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Manchester’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday he would veto a piece of legislation that critics say could require New Hampshire schools to out LGBT children to their parents. Supporters of the bill termed the “Parental Bill of Rights” said they’re trying to give parents more of a say in their children’s lives, while critics argue it …

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Disney To “Deepen Support” For LGBTQ Community, Donate Pride Merch Profits To GLSEN, PFLAG, Others

Florida Politics reports: Amid the political backlash with Republicans over Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, Disney is donating all the profits from its pride merchandise to charities that help the LGBTQ community, the company announced Monday. “Disney has a long history of supporting LGBTQIA+ organizations and charities around the world,” Disney said on its parks blog. “This year, we are …

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Florida High School Students Defeat Attempt To Censor “Don’t Say Gay” Protest Photos In Yearbook [VIDEO]

Click Orlando reports: The yearbook controversy has come to an end. Lyman High School students will receive a complete yearbook — without covered photos and captions. The Seminole County Public Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday night to put disclaimer stickers in the yearbook instead of covering three photos from a student-led walkout with stickers. Students were upset after school officials …

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GOP Louisiana House Reps Revive “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

The Louisiana Illuminator reports: Conservatives in the Louisiana House of Representatives turned to a seldom used procedure Tuesday to bring a controversial education proposal back from the dead. The so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation from Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haughton, failed to advance from the House Education Committee a week ago. Three Republicans joined Democrats in opposition in a 4-7 vote. …

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Louisiana “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Dies In Committee

The Louisiana Advertiser reports: Louisiana’s version of legislation to bar classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity, described as a “Don’t Say Gay” bill by opponents, was killed in the House Education Committee Tuesday. A similar bill in Florida has sparked a high-stakes, viral feud between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a supporter of the legislation in his state, and …

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Cultist Oklahoma GOP Rep Intros “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Oklahoma City’s NBC News affiliate reports: Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed two floor bills to mirror Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law and to prevent minors from receiving gender dysphoria treatment. House Bill 1074 is modeled after Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law. The legislation would prohibit educators or other …

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Dem NY Gov Candidate Backtracks On Don’t Say Gay

Gothamist reports: Rep. Tom Suozzi wants to make clear: He doesn’t support Florida’s controversial new law restricting discussion of sexual identity in schools — despite saying some aspects of it were “reasonable” and made “common sense” just last week. Suozzi said his prior comments were “very inartful in the way I spoke.” He said he opposes both the law – …

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Dem Rep. Tom Suozzi: Don’t Say Gay Is “Reasonable”

City & State reports: Rep. Tom Suozzi, who is running against Gov. Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary for governor, called a controversial new Florida law aimed at discouraging discussions about sexuality and gender in classrooms “reasonable.” “I think it’s a very reasonable law not to try to get kids in kindergarten to be talking about sex,” he said on …

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LGBTQ Fox Staffers Trash Network On “Don’t Say Gay”

The Daily Beast reports: Fox News’ overtly anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and coverage of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill has generated outrage from elsewhere within the Murdoch media empire. An employee networking and resource group for Fox Corporation’s LGBTQ staffers and allies earlier this month condemned the conservative cable giant’s “hateful” coverage of the new Florida law and issues surrounding sexual orientation …

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Disney Gave FL GOP $190K Ahead Of “Don’t Say Gay”

Politico reports: Weeks before The Walt Disney Co. took a stand against Florida’s contentious “Parental Rights in Education” law — which has been called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by its critics — the theme park operator and entertainment conglomerate donated $190,000 to support Florida Republicans. The company gave $125,000 to the Republican Party of Florida and $65,000 to a …

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Republican Michigan Gov Candidate Promises To Enact “More Aggressive” Version Of FL’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law

Deadline Detroit reports: Apparently trying to embellish his conservative credentials, ex-Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who is running for governor, said Thursday night that he’s anti-abortion, would make a version of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law even tougher in Michigan and is against teaching critical race theory. “The true stakeholders are the parents. Why are we going to have teachers …

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Alabama Senate Approves “Don’t Say Gay” Law After Rep Sneaks In Amendment To Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

The Birmingham Herald reports: The Alabama Senate passed its own version of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law Thursday after a surprise amendment to a transgender bathroom bill. At the start of debate Thursday, an amendment was offered that would stop K-5 elementary teachers from “instruction” on sexuality and gender. The Senate cut off debate on the amendment after several minutes …

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TX Lt Gov Vows To Make “Don’t Say Gay” Top Priority

The Texas Tribune reports: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday he will prioritize passing Texas legislation that mimics the recently signed Florida bill referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law. While Texas’ next legislative session doesn’t start until January, the issue will be addressed in Education Committee hearings before then, Patrick said in a campaign email. “I will make …

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Ohio Republican Reps Introduce “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

CBS News reports: Ohio House Republicans introduced an education bill this week that would prohibit teaching young students about sexual orientation or gender identity, similar to a divisive bill in Florida — dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — that was signed by the governor in March. The bill also targets what it calls “divisive” education about race, banning lessons …

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DeSantis Spox: If LGBTQs Leave The State Over Don’t Say Gay, Then “Florida Will Be Better Off Without Them”

The New York Daily News reports: It looks like Mayor Adams succeeded in getting under the skin of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his new “Don’t Say Gay” law. The spokeswoman for DeSantis has tweeted more than a dozen times deriding Adams’ digital ad campaign urging Floridians to move to New York City “where you can say whatever you …

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Tulsi Gabbard: “Don’t Say Gay” Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Mediaite reports: “I was shocked to learn it only protects kids from kindergarten until third grade. Third grade? What about 12th grade or not at all?” Gabbard said in a video posted to her Twitter on Monday. The former congresswoman then turned her sights on the government, saying they have “no place in our personal lives” or “our bedrooms.” Parental …

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Randy Rainbow Roasts DeSantis On “Don’t Say Gay”

Broadway World reports: Randy Rainbow is back with an all new song parody, this time taking on “Shy” from Once Upon a Mattress, and putting his own spin on it for “GAY!”. The song is Produced, Orchestrated, Mixed, Mastered By Michael J Moritz Jr, with Vocal Arrangement by Jesse Kissel. Piano is by Michael J Moritz Jr, with Guitar from …

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Former Disney CEO Blasts “Don’t Say Gay” [VIDEO]

CNN Business reports: Bob Chapek, Bob Iger’s successor, initially opted not to speak out against the controversial law. But corporate executives should voice their opinions about ethical dilemmas, Iger recently told CNN+ host Chris Wallace. “A lot of these issues are not necessarily political,” Iger told CNN+ host Chris Wallace. “It’s about right and wrong. So, I happen to feel …

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