(LibertySociety.com) – In a briefing on March 9, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated the Florida bill, mislabeled “Don’t Say Gay,” was “horrific” and a “form of bullying.” She also said the bill takes support away from students and discriminates against them because of their gender identity. However, Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) spokesperson Christina Pushaw said the word gay is nowhere in the legislation that already passed the Florida Senate. According to Pushaw and the governor, the bill aims to protect all young school children from “inappropriate sexual content” and gender lessons.
Psaki on Florida's "gay" education bill: It "discriminate[s] against families, against kids put these kids in the position of not getting the support they need at a time where that's exactly what they need. It's discriminatory. It's a form of bullying. It is horrific." pic.twitter.com/3BbLaMHqvq
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 9, 2022
The legislation in question, Parental Rights in Education, wants to give the rights of certain discussions back to the parents and keep them out of the classroom for children in Kindergarten to third grade. Experts expect DeSantis to sign the bill into law once it reaches his desk. In a recent exchange with reporters, the governor claimed the media is pushing a false narrative about the bill instead of reporting on the true intent of the legislation. As evidenced by Psaki’s words during the White House briefing, it’s clear the media perspective is also permeating the Oval Office.
Perhaps Florida just wants to concentrate on core subjects like reading, writing, and math, rather than introducing complex topics they feel have no business in elementary school.
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