(The Center Square) – The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill supporters say gives more protections to parents. The bill also would allow parents to sue schools if they violate provisions of the bill.
Numerous media outlets and opponents of the bill , including President Joe Biden, claim the bill is “anti-gay,” or uses the words “don’t say gay” to suggest it’s anti-LGBTQ.
Nearly three weeks ago, the White House issued a statement saying the bill was hateful: “… conservative politicians in Florida advanced legislation designed to attack LGBTQI+ kids. Instead of making growing up harder for young people, [POTUS] is focused on keeping schools open and supporting students’ mental health.”
“I want every member of the LGBTQI+ community – especially the kids who will be impacted by this hateful bill – to know that you are loved and accepted just as you are,” Biden tweeted. “I have your back, and my Administration will continue to fight for the protections and safety you deserve.”