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.”
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the Daily Caller obtained a copy of recommendations that a Virginia public school district would like to include in its curricula that begins in fourth grade. Among the recommendations from three transgender advocates are to include gender identity.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:
The Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee plans to recommend that the Fairfax County Public School Board include “gender identity in elementary [Family Life Education]” programming and develop “inclusive curriculum” for sex education for all students during the 2022-2023 school year. The committee specifically called for the “inclusion of the gender spectrum in the elementary” and 10th-grade curricula, according to the recommendations draft.
“The committee recommends the addition of gender to the objective [of a grade 10 lesson plan] to clarify that both sexuality and gender are currently included in the lesson instruction,” the draft reads.
The board also recommends that the school district adopt “gender combined instruction” for sex education lessons on “human growth and development” beginning in fourth grade. Gendered health classes reportedly affirm a “rigid binary based on anatomy,” according to the draft.
“When students are separated by boys and girls, it affirms a rigid binary based on anatomy,” the draft reads. “The practice of segregating students by gender is not inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, and gender diverse students.”
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