Sorry progressives and Hollywood elites who have dubbed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ legislation that protects children the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. On Monday, DeSantis signed into law the Parental Rights in Education bill which prohibits the instruction of sexual orientation and gender identity in elementary school children from kindergarten through third grade.
Critics of the bill, who also came up with the ridiculous “Don’t Say Gay” slogan, claim the bill is an attack on gay and trans children. Supporters of the bill, however, say the intention is to protect the children and give the power to discuss such matters to the parents.
“Contrary to its misleading nickname, the bill does not outlaw teachers, administrators, or students from using that word” reports National Review. “Rather than a bigoted effort to ostracize LGBTQ students and faculty, the bill is explicit that it is designed to keep conversations about sexuality out of kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.”
“Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards,” the bill reads.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek was publicly against the bill and lobbied for it to be killed. Chapek called the governor to “express our disappointment and concern that if the legislation becomes law, it could be used to unfairly target gay, lesbian, non-binary, and transgender kids and families,”
DeSantis told supporters in Boca Raton in a video obtained by Fox News that Florida’s policies must be based on the “best interest of Florida citizens, not on the musings of woke corporations.”
The bill was also criticized during Sunday night’s Oscars awards during which the hosts, three female comedians, dedicated the night and awards show as a “gay” party for “those in the state of Florida.”
Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment
Michigan is asking its residents to help with the mess its leadership created and house migrants in their own homes. The state Department of Labor and Economic Development said volunteers who participate must commit for at least 90 days as part of the refugee support program.
In addition to opening up their homes, sponsors are expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport, securing and preparing initial housing, enrolling children in school and helping adults find employment.
“Programs like the Welcome Corps advance the Office of Global Michigan’s mission to make Michigan the home for opportunity for our immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities,” said Poppy Hernandez, Global Michigan Director and Michigan’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Expanded refugee resettlement pathways empower more Michiganders to support our state’s growing refugee population and build a more welcoming and inclusive Michigan for all.”
The migrants will come from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all points of origin where many have been hoping to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Fox News reports “cities like New York and Chicago have also dealt with issues related to migrants committing crimes, as well as pushback from residents who have voiced anger and concern over the influx. Migrant shelters in those cities have largely been full, forcing officials to come up with ways to safely house the migrants.”
Last year, Massachusetts officials asked residents to open their doors as migrant shelters were full at the time. “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” said Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.
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