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Florida ups the ante on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ just one week into the new school year

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It’s been less than two months since Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, aka the “Don’t Say Gay law,” went into effect, and the damage keeps growing.

On Wednesday, Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. instructed his staff to “pull” LGBTQ support documents from every school district in the state.The move came after State Board of Education member Ryan Petty argued that some of the documents could violate state law.The Don’t Say Gay bill was signed into law by Gov.

Ron DeSantis (above) in March. Proponents of the legislation claimed its purpose was to shield young students from conversations about LGBTQ topics deemed “not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate.” Many argued the sole focus would be to limit early sex education.

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