In the U.S, Public school teachers in Florida are banned from holding classroom instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity after Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed the “Parental Rights in Education” bill.
The bill, which some opponents have called “Don’t Say Gay,” was signed by DeSantis last month. Supporters of the legislation say it’s meant to allow parents to determine when and in what way to introduce LGBTQ topics to their children.
It also gives parents an option to sue a school district if the policy is violated. During a press conference ahead of signing the law, DeSantis said teaching kindergarten-aged kids that they can be whatever they want to be was inappropriate for children.
After DeSantis signed the bill into law earlier Monday, the Walt Disney Company wrote in a statement that its “goal” was to get the law repealed or defeated in the courts. DeSantis thereafter signaled support for stripping Disney of its 55-year-old special status that allows the entertainment company to operate as an independent government around its Orlando-area theme park