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Monday in the “freedum state”

The office of Florida Gov. DeSantis (R) has confirmed that the anti-LGBTQ+ governor is supportive of extending the stipulations of the state’s Don’t Say Gay law – known formally as the Parental Rights in Education Act.

Right now, the law bans discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity up to third grade, and a staffer for the state’s Senate President Kathleen Passidomo (R) told The Daily Mail that lawmakers are thinking about introducing legislation to expand the law up to sixth grade.
Doomflower · T
This is so dumb and I know I'm preaching to the choir but:

It makes no sense to ban such discussions at any age. If a kid is old enough to ask the question, they are old enough to get an age appropriate answer. If we normalize same sex relationships and gender identities of trans and non binary people we make it easier for the queer community and cis/straight people to coexist.

What are they afraid of? Like really?

The kids might "turn" into one of the queer folk?

Like, if being surrounded from birth by heteronormative people and behaviors and living in a society where being queer is often demonized and portrayed as dangerous, deviant, and/or evil wasn't enough to make me straight I'm pretty sure being told, "some people love other people from one gender and others are romantic with people of just some genders, no genders, or all genders" wasn't the catalyst.
Convivial · 26-30, F
That's great, there's nothing like institutionalised ignorance to guarantee a compliant electorate
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
@Convivial I think its safe to add individualised ignorance, considering the recent electoral results in that state.😷
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
We went through this crap in the UK in the 1980s. Followed by a requirement in schools to have a daily act of worship, which literally everyone ignored. If the implications were not so serious for children it would be laughable. You can remove books from a library, but seriously how can you expect to 'ban' discussion about identity in a free society?
scrood · 26-30
They're not coming for your children, that's just right wing nutjob conspiracy theories!
Graylight · 46-50, F
@scrood Seriously, either take the meds or stay offline.
scrood · 26-30
@Graylight We will NOT be silenced!!!

Libs have NO response to reality and must resort to censorship and bullying
Graylight · 46-50, F
@scrood well, you go right on ahead and list all the instances of these horrific crimes. Names, locations, date, and crime.

Not hearsay, not screaming, not empty justification for what you believe. All the instances and their outcomes in court.

That, or keep your psych appt.

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