(Miami) The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed a controversial law banning the teaching of gender identity and sexual orientation in public primary schools, which critics say could harm young people in the LGBT + community.
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Nicknamed “Do Not Talk About Homosexuals” by its opponents, the initiative, which has not yet been signed by Florida Gov. Ron Desantis, favors kindergarten classes. Children between the ages of 8 and 9 are exposed to CE2.
The law prevents teachers from discussing gender identity and sexual orientation in a way that is’ inappropriate for students’ age or development ‘, and the language that critics say could be extended to older school students.
However, the law does not prohibit arbitrary discussions on these subjects between Republicans, teachers and students, but ensures that only courses are included in school programs.
“Leaders in Florida have decided that laws based on hatred and discrimination are more important than our students recovering from the epidemic,” US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona tweeted Tuesday.
Equality Florida, an LGBT + group of lawyers, has accused lawmakers of “siding with hate-mongering anti-LGBTQ groups who seek refuge in schools to find out who they can be.”
Hundreds of students have been protesting against the law in front of the Florida Parliament in Dallas / Fort Worth recently.
Conservatives in the southeastern United States have been attacking the education sector for months.
The Florida House of Representatives passed a law on February 24 restricting the teaching of race-related subjects in public schools.
The text is aimed at naming racism as a system that analyzes racism as a system with its laws and logics of power, rather than at the level of individual prejudices.