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Florida’s Parental Legal rights in Education legislation, which prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender id for college students in kindergarten by way of 3rd grade, was signed into legislation at the end of March by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Critics have dubbed this it the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ legislation.
Lt. Gov. of Florida Jeanette Nunez spoke to NPR’s Kelsey Snell about the ambitions of the law.
Nunez states it is really about protecting parental rights, so that dad and mom get to make a decision what their youngsters study about sexuality and gender and when.
Proponents of the legislation say it is not aimed to avert all LGBTQ subject areas currently being reviewed.
Still opponents feel the way the law is created is also vague and is meant to even more oppress LGBTQ people today and matters.
A lawsuit has been submitted from Gov. DeSantis by many LGBTQ rights advocates in an exertion to block the law.
“This hard work to regulate younger minds by condition censorship — and to demean LGBTQ life by denying their fact — is a grave abuse of energy,” is what the lawsuit alleges.
NPR’s Melissa Block spoke with a range of instructors throughout the point out of Florida who are concerned about the chilling influence this regulation might have on not just what they train and talk about in the classroom, but how it influences their students’ very well-remaining.
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This episode was generated by Jason Fuller. It was edited by Patrick Jarenwattananon, Brianna Scott, Jason DeRose and Melissa Block. Our govt producer is Cara Tallo.