February 23, 2022

Proposed Amendment to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Riles Democrats

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A proposed amendment to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill would require schools to inform parents of their child’s sexual orientation within six weeks of disclosure, otherwise known as “outing.”

House Bill 1557 bars educators from talking about sexual orientation or gender identity in elementary schools or at any grade level when a lesson is considered not “age appropriate.” It would allow parents to sue schools over perceived violations.

The bill requires schools to inform families of their child’s LBTQ+ status, should the student inform a teacher, counselor, or other personnel. In the originally filed version, the bill leaves an option for exemption from disclosure for instances where there was a suspicion of the information leading to abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

The proposed amendment called for schools to “develop a plan, using all available governmental resources” to inform parents of their child’s sexual orientation “through an open dialogue in a safe, supportive, and judgment-free environment that respects the parent-child relationship and protects the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of the student.”

Bill sponsor Rep. Joe Harding withdrew the amendment on Tuesday.

The legislation has received widespread condemnation from gay rights groups, advocates, and the Biden administration.

“Every parent … hopes that our leaders will ensure their [children’s] safety, protection and freedom, and today conservative politicians in Florida rejected those basic values by advancing legislation that is designed to target and attack kids who need that support the most, kids from LGBTQI+ community,” press secretary Jen Psaki said.

“Across the country, we’re seeing Republican leaders taking action to regulate what students can or cannot read, what they can or cannot learn, and most troubling, who they can or cannot be. This is who these kids are, and these legislators are trying to make it harder for them to be who they are.”

The bill faces a full Florida House vote this week, with 14 amendments to vote in or veto, before it goes to the next step of the legislative process.


Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ forced disclosure amendment withdrawn


7 comments on Proposed Amendment to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Riles Democrats

  1. 2004done says:

    What? ANOTHER ATTACK from the left on “Parents Have Rights in Their Own Children’s Lives?” I thought it was Absurd, but it’s really Ridiculous what leftism is advocating.

  2. Dwayne Oxford says:

    Lucifer’s leftists, demanding their perversion be pushed on kids.

  3. Pete0097 says:

    I would think that having a real dialogue with your kid would be superior to finding out late. In addition, 99% of parents will love their kids no matter what. Age appropriate materials being taught in school is a good thing. Kids will learn all they want on the internet and from friends as they want, , why speed it up?

  4. Max says:

    Our kids are inundated every day all day on TV shows, commercials, showing queers kissing, holding hands, and more. It’s no wonder they are totally confused. and not sure who they are.
    If we don’t fix the TV crap we are wasting our time.

  5. Philip Hammersley says:

    Parents have to deal with the actions of their children and thus should be AWARE of anything affecting them. One example: abortion. If a girl has an abortion w/o her parents’ knowledge, she could have physical problems leading to illness or even death and the accompanying expenses. Will the school or abortion provider pay those bills? As to LGBTQ, many of these people have a psychological problem which could be treated IF the parents knew.

  6. bob says:

    Why is it that the degenerate Socialists of the democratic party are so obsessed with wanting to push onto everyone else crap about all these back door acceptors , butte plug users , queers , gays , and lgbdhjchedhuchcndj , messed up in the head nitwits ?????? If these degenerates want to eat their own sauce , then do it in their own basement , keep it OFF of T.V. ,,, the rest of us normal people DON”T want to see it or hear about it !!!!!!!

  7. Rodger De Ramus says:

    The radical leftist think that parents would not support their child if they voiced a decision that they may be gay.
    Contrary to their beliefs, parents, even conservative parents love their children unconditionally. Including parents in the conversation would only reinforce the child’s decision, naturally.

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