The Republican-dominated state legislature in Florida passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that would prohibit classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
Dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by opponents, the bill also will allow parents to sue school districts over violations. The measure has drawn intense criticism from Democrats, LGBTQ advocates and the entertainment industry. Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law.
The proposal, which opponents have dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, now moves to the desk of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it into law.
An amendment to the bill that required school principals to out gay students to their parents was removed in February.