(Miami) Republican Florida Gov. Ron Desantis on Monday signed into law a law banning the teaching of subjects related to sexual orientation or gender identity in elementary school.Er July, a text, according to its opponents, will be detrimental to the LGBT community.
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“We are going to make sure parents send their children to school so they learn, not that they should be taught,” the governor began before putting his signature.
The text applies to students in kindergarten from eight to nine years old.
Opposition Democrats and LGBT rights activists sought to block the so-called “Don’t Say It” law, which caused a stir in the United States.
The controversy sparked protests even among employees of the entertainment company Disney, which has been accused of “negligence” since the law was passed.
The company, which employs more than 75,000 people at its Disney World theme park in Orlando, condemned the law’s approval in a statement Monday.
Equality Florida, a non-profit organization, said: “The governor has been accused of damaging our state’s reputation as a place where all families are welcome and inclusive.
“He made us the laughing stock of everyone nationally. Worse, it has made schools safer for children, ”the organization said in a statement.