'WE ARE EMPOWERING PARENTS': It's Official, DeSantis Signs Parental Rights in Education Bill

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.28.22

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has officially signed the Parental Rights in Education bill.

“In Florida, we not only know that parents have a right to be involved, we insist that parents have a right to be involved,” DeSantis said at a press conference at the Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill, Florida.

To be clear, the bill does not ban the word “gay” in school settings, and it does not ban casual discussions of topics relating to sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom, Fox News reports. “[It] bans teachers from giving classroom instruction on ‘sexual orientation’ or ‘gender identity’ in kindergarten through third grade.”

“The bill was mocked at the Oscars Sunday night, with co-hosts Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall repeating the word ‘gay’ as the crowd applauded,” Fox News repots.

DeSantis fired back.

“If the people who held up degenerates like Harvey Weinstein as exemplars and as heroes and as all that, if those are the types of people that are opposing us on parents’ rights, I wear that like a badge of honor. They don’t want to admit that they support a lot of the things that we’re providing protections against.”

“For example, they support sexualizing kids in kindergarten. They support injecting woke gender ideology into second grade classrooms. … And so what they’re doing with these slogans and these narratives is they are trying to camouflage their true intentions.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was quick to condemn the signing of the bill, calling the legislation “cruel” on Twitter.

“This cruel legislation is an affront to our Nation’s cherished values and sends a harmful message to our children. @GovRonDeSantis and Florida Republicans have chosen to needlessly bully, isolate and demean LGBTQ students.”

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