Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Bless his backbone


What is the background?

The bill at the center of the controversy, HB 1557, isdesigned . 

For example, one provision of the legislation reinforces the "fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding upbringing & control of their children," while another prohibits schools from adopting policies permitting school officials to withhold information from their parents or policies encouraging students to withhold information from their parents, especially information related to "critical decisions affecting student's mental, emotional, or physical well-being."

But the bill also "prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels" — which has outraged LGBT advocates and Democrats.

The exact text of bill says

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.

What happened with DeSantis?

To generate opposition to the bill, critics of HB 1557 labeled it the "Don't Say Gay" bill — despite the bill not once using the word "gay." Instead, the bill only prohibits young children, whose brains are extremely malleable, from being indoctrinated with progressive LGBT ideology at school.


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