Florida state GOP lawmakers advance bill prohibiting schools from ‘encouraging’ talk of sexual orientation and gender identity in some classrooms - CNNPolitics:
HB 1557 is being strongly opposed by Democrats in the state and a number of LGBTQ advocacy groups, including the Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization that works on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth. The group said last week that if passed, the bill would “ban classroom discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, erasing LGBTQ identity, history, and culture – as well as LGBTQ students themselves.”
Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani, a Democrat who is among the bill's opponents, told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Monday that it's "offensive for the state of Florida to consider such legislation."
"You know, I represent Pulse Nightclub in my district. Every day we have young people who ask questions about what happened at Pulse, who was impacted by Pulse. It's so important that we can have these conversations and talk about every type of family within our schools," she said on "Newsroom."
Bigotry disguised as parental “rights” is still bigotry, Republicans.
Also, eww, Florida.