Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Supports ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill, White House Responds

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (DeathSantis) has voiced his support for a bill that would prohibit the discussion of sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the state’s primary schools.

DeSantis said it’s entirely inappropriate” for teachers to be having conversations with students about gender identity, citing instances of them telling children, “Don’t worry, don’t pick your gender yet,” and also “hiding” classroom lessons from parents.

““Schools need to be teaching kids to read, to write. They need to teach them science, history. We need more civics and understanding of the U.S. Constitution, what makes our country unique, all those basic stuff. The larger issue with all of this is parents must have a seat at the table when it comes to what’s going on in their schools,” he added.

The Biden administration sharply criticized Republicans in Florida on Tuesday for backing the measure.

“Every parent, as one myself too, hopes that our leaders will ensure their children’s safety, protection and freedom, and today conservative politicians in Florida rejected those basic values,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing Tuesday.

President Biden also weighed in shortly after the briefing, denouncing the legislation as “hateful.”

“I want every member of the LGBTQI+ community — especially the kids who will be impacted by this hateful bill — to know that you are loved and accepted just as you are,” he tweeted.

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