As Twitchy reported earlier, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law the Parental Rights in Education Bill, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and already Disney has issued a statement saying it remains committed to repealing the law. One thing that got lost in all of the “Don’t Say Gay” hysteria is that this bill was about more than just keeping instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity out of kindergarten classrooms; as the bill’s real name implies, it enumerates the rights of parents when it comes to the education of their children.
For example, the law prohibits school district personnel from “discouraging or prohibiting parental notification and involvement in critical decisions affecting a student’s mental, emotional, or physical well-being.” We did a post on one school that had a “transition closet,” so that children could come to school in the clothes their parents “made” them wear and then change into clothes that “reflect their true gender identity … like the superheroes they are.”
In signing the bill Monday, DeSantis posted a video of a mother of a 13-year-old describing how school officials had drawn up a “transition plan” for her child without her notification or input.
The bill I signed today protects Florida parents like January Littlejohn. School officials manipulated her daughter to “transition,” calling her a male name & pronouns without January’s knowledge or consent. This is wrong & today’s legislation will ensure it doesn’t happen again. pic.twitter.com/qH4VKUgmkO
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 28, 2022
So the school is assisting the child with her gender transition and keeping it secret from her parents. We guess that’s why so many teachers were adamantly opposed to the bill; when the kids are at school they become “their” children to protect from their own parents.
As a parent of children in public school in Florida, I thank you Governor DeSantis for your courage to take these steps.
— Zelensky Rocks (@DemandHacker) March 28, 2022
— fabianna (@fabiannacc) March 28, 2022
Well done sir! May God bless your course.
— G.B. Cole (@GBCole4) March 28, 2022
Keep up the good work
— Michael Alltop (@AlltopMichael) March 28, 2022
You sir are making amazing progress. One state at a time.
— Zach Barr (@kuntao_kid) March 28, 2022
Of course, there are plenty of replies of people just cutting and pasting the word “gay” over and over, because that’s obviously what this woman is talking about.
For the children: Disney says they ‘remain committed’ to getting the ”Don’t Say Gay” bill repealed https://t.co/E5XNpVhYpy
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 28, 2022