It’s possible that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is simply trolling, but we imagine this was on his schedule anyway. Florida has been working on legislation that would ban transgender athletes from girls’ and women’s sports, and DeSantis signed it into law June 1, which WFLA News notes is the first day of Pride Month.
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) June 1, 2021
Is there some moratorium on signing legislation during Pride Month? The Associated Press story to which the article links doesn’t mention the Pride Month angle, so someone at KFLA must have slipped that into the tweet. We suppose he could have waited a day and signed it on the second day of Pride Month.
Also known as “June”
— GRANITE® (@camp_zion) June 1, 2021
I'll have tell my buddy that his birthday's on "the 24th of Pride Month" from now on.
— 🍀 Bad Boy Unga Bunga Club 🍀 (@TyroneWiyyums) June 1, 2021
So he’s supposed to do NOTHING as THE Governor based on what “month” it is? pic.twitter.com/NMriVwjL4X
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) June 1, 2021
Best governor in the country.
— Okay. (@corrcomm) June 1, 2021
FANTASTIC!!!! Thank you for protecting girls, women and reality, @GovRonDeSantis!
— Melissa B 🏃♀️💪🏋️♀️ (@InaudibleNoise) June 1, 2021
— greta (@gretathegreek) June 1, 2021
— Bigtiny 🇻🇦 (@bigtiny02) June 1, 2021
— russofolk (@russofolk) June 1, 2021
— collectors edition no. 42 (@violet3000) June 1, 2021
— some guy (@drl909) June 1, 2021
— W1NTER (@W1NTER111) June 1, 2021
— Remek Remkowski #JebaćPIT #StopVegan #SiniRazem (@RemekRemkowski) June 1, 2021
Brilliant decision. Much appreciated.
— Sahan_Jr (@Sahan_jr91) June 1, 2021
I like the way he sees a problem then solves it.
— gypsum josh (@Josh_Sherrill_) June 1, 2021
— Hussein Alrefai (@Husseinalrefa3i) June 1, 2021
And we welcome the legislation with open arms!
— Josh Fetzer (@jrfetzer) June 1, 2021
Thank you for signing this legislation and keeping sports on a competitive level for girls!
— Dito08 (@Dito081) June 1, 2021
DeSantis is awesome.
— Old Sea Dawg (Biden is a dirty chinese commie)🍀 (@OldSeaDawg76) June 1, 2021
— Víctor De La Rosa (@VdelaRosaM) June 1, 2021
DeSantis 2024, FTW! 🇺🇸
— Todd (@toddva99) June 1, 2021
Maybe one day I can vote for this guy…..
— TheTwitMagnate (@thetwitmagnate) June 1, 2021
This is a good thing. Stop trying to twist the narrative
— RayJay #SternburgOUT (@PrimeMeadows) June 1, 2021
Thank you Governor.
I love Florida
— dsgrntld millenial 2 🥖 #FreeAssange (@SpeechFreedom3) June 1, 2021
The AP adds: “The new law, sure to be challenged as unconstitutional, inflames an already contentious discussion unfolding nationally as Republican-controlled states move to limit the rights of LGBTQ people.” No editorializing there.
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In Florida, we’re going to do what’s right and we won’t be cowed by pressure from woke corporations. They will not dictate the policies in Florida – not now, not ever. Florida will stand strong and protect women's sports and opportunities.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 1, 2021
More ‘Neanderthal thinking’? Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill banning biological males from girls’ sports https://t.co/5nxs7gFIE2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 12, 2021