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Disney Pauses Political Donations in Florida Over 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

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criticized for not immediately and publicly condemning the legislation. The company has also donated at least $250,000 to Florida Republican senators who voted to pass the bill."I truly believe we are an infinitely better and stronger company because of our LGBTQ+ community.

I missed the mark in this case but am an ally you can count on—and I will be an outspoken champion for the protections, visibility, and opportunity you deserve," Chapek said in a letter Friday that announced the donation pause."Don't Say Gay" has become the common nickname for the officially-titled "Parental Rights in Education" bill in Florida, which many view as discriminatory.

The Florida Senate passed the legislation Tuesday and it is now heading to the desk of Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it.In an earlier memo to Disney employees sent out in response to the bill, Chapek said that Disney "unequivocally" stands with its LGBTQ+ employees, but did not directly condemn the legislation as it moved through the Florida legislature.

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