Legislators can be idiots. We’re reminded of the time Democrats were parading around the Capitol saying the word “gay” in opposition to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which obviously would make it illegal to say “gay.” We read horror stories in the media about teachers trying to prepare for the Parental Rights in Education law while obviously knowing nothing about it. Just don’t lead discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, OK?
History-making former Florida lawmaker Carlos Guillermo Smith has a dire warning for us: Ron DeSantis Republicans are pushing to expand “Don’t Say Gay.” “The consequences of Florida’s #DontSayGay law can be seen everywhere,” he contends, “and our most vulnerable kids are paying the price.”
NEW: Ron DeSantis Republicans are pushing to EXPAND #DontSayGay by censoring and excluding LGBTQ people thru 8th grade, even in charter schools.
They also want government regulation of pronouns.
It’s all to distract from their inability to solve real problems. #DontSayTHEY 🧵 pic.twitter.com/9KaoUN0Ccu
— Carlos Guillermo Smith (@CarlosGSmith) February 28, 2023
The thing is, don’t highlight the bill text if it doesn’t support what you’re claiming. The bill suggests banning classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity through eighth grade — that’s “excluding” LGBTQ students. And as for the government regulation of pronouns, the bill says that employees, contractors, and students can’t be compelled to refer to another person by their preferred title or pronouns.
We’ll agree it’s not the most pressing of issues, and frankly, we’re happy with the Parental Rights in Education law as it is now.
This needs to be happening in every state.
— Tiberius Monk (@Tiberius444) February 28, 2023
— Lou 1776 #MAGA American 🇺🇸🍊 (@NJGirl4Tay) February 28, 2023
Excellent on every point!! Should be nationwide!
— Toni – reinstated! (@turnin2) February 28, 2023
— John Mitchell (@FloridaKeysDude) February 28, 2023
— Ol’ Grey (@TheOris77) February 28, 2023
Sounds pretty fucking awesome
— Aaron Ruiz ☧ (@AaronRuiz1980) February 28, 2023
What do you mean excluding?
— Dianne Thompson (@coronas_limes) February 28, 2023
Like you don’t want govt regulation of pronouns. You just want to force people to use your pronouns.
— Raggsy (@raggsyiam) February 28, 2023
So providing for age-appropriate instruction is homophobia?
— Mike Moeller (@Mtmoelle) February 28, 2023
Im sorry this is happening to they
— Lance Bordewick (@LanceBordewick) February 28, 2023
How much more will it take to convince you freaks to leave the state
— Freeman (@Freeman79337618) February 28, 2023
Carlos, why is it you NEVER post about student outcomes or parents’ rights 🤷♀️
— Free Speech USA (@Free_Speech_1A) February 28, 2023
“Parent’s rights” has become code for fascism. Damn those parents for trying to have a say in their kids’ education.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary gives Yahoo News a quote for their ‘Don’t Say Gay’ story https://t.co/yuSNicy1vE
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