Thanks to Disney’s and the Human Rights Campaign’s inaction and failure fighting Florida’s republican controlled government which passed the states oppressive and harmful “Don’t Say Gay Bill” now other GOP states are following suit.
The bill, submitted by Representative Dodie Horton, would “prohibit discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in K-8 classes and keep instructors from discussing their own sexual orientation or gender identity with students in grades K-12. “I wasn’t aware of the need [for this legislation] until I looked at some things on Twitter and Facebook. t just solidified for us to protect our Louisiana children, as well. I started to pray about how we could protect our children here from inappropriate conversations until they are able to dissect it and old enough to understand it. I talked to my pastor and he challenged me and said, ‘we definitely need to do this.’”
If you are keeping count we now have “Don’t Say Gay” bills working their way through Florida, Tennessee, Idaho, Georgia and now Louisiana with variations of the bill in motion in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Indiana.