Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Parental Rights in Education, more widely known as the "Don’t Say Gay" bill, which will take effect in June 2022. In a nut shell this new law bars pre-K through 3rd grade teachers from receiving instructions on sexual orientation and gender identity. During Monday's press conference Governor DeSantis got into a verbal altercation were the Governor replied with,
"For who? For grades pre-K through 3. So, five-year-olds, six-year-olds, seven-year-olds. The idea that you wouldn’t be honest about that and tell people what it actually says is why people don’t trust people like you.”
The aim of the bill is to provide parents with the legal right to challenge any school who wishes to teach 5 to 7 year old children about sensitive LGBTQ issues such a gender identity and sexual orientation. Let that sink it. Who has a say in what these children are taught when it comes to sexual issues? The educational elite or parents? This law now gives parents more of the control that should have to determine when their kids should be exposed to these topics.
After reading several articles, mostly opposing the law and misrepresenting the nature of the bill, I'm convinced that the law is a good one. As a parent of five year old boy we agree that a school's place is not to introduce him to such sensitive issues. That is OUR responsibility and we don't want anyone introducing them to topics we believe they are not ready for.
There are many articles surrounding the subject. You can read more on the National Review website. Also, Ben Shapiro does a great job overviewing the issues surrounding the bill. You can watch it below.