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Strong Support and Opposition to Florida's Parental Rights in Education Bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to sign into law the Parental Rights in Education bill shortly, according to his press secretary, Christina Pushaw, who said "the governor is excited" to do so in The Epoch Times on March 25.

Additionally, there is increasing controversy over HB 1557, which is known by critics as the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

This bill does not ban the word "gay." It only prohibits children in kindergarten to third grade from being taught about gender identity and sexual orientation. In the state's official standards, age-appropriate teaching is already delineated starting in fourth grade.

In addition, the bill states that any decision affecting a child's mental or physical health should involve the parents. If they don't, the state Department of Education will be able to handle complaints against schools.

The progressive LGBTQ activists have organized protests across the country against this measure passed by the Republican-led Florida Legislature. They've come from as far as California.

26 March 2022

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