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‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Passes Fla. Senate, Heads to Governor's Desk

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The Florida Legislature has passed the controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill and sent it to Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign.The Florida Senate on Tuesday morning voted 22-17 in favor of the bill.

Republicans Jeffrey Brandes and Jennifer Bradley joined Democratic senators in voting against it.Tuesdays' vote came after the Senate rejected a series of amendments offered Monday.

Republican leadership made clear no amendments softening the language in the law would be considered because the chamber wanted to send the bill directly to DeSantis.The legislation prohibits instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade and places a vague requirement of “age-appropriate” instruction in all grade levels.Republican Sen.

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