FLORIDA (LifeSiteNews) — Homosexual advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday to stop Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education Act.
The legislation, signed last week by Governor Ron DeSantis, aims to protect students from teachers and counselors who might groom them to identify as homosexual or transgender, meaning gender dysphoric. It applies to schoolchildren until fourth grade. Critics have called it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, though that word appears nowhere in the legislation.
The homosexual groups state in their filing that the law is an “an unlawful attempt to stigmatize, silence, and erase LGBTQ people in Florida’s public schools.”
“It seeks to do so by imposing a sweeping, vague ban covering any instruction on ‘sexual orientation and gender identity,’ and by constructing a diffuse enforcement scheme designed to maximize the chilling effect of this prohibition,” attorneys argued on behalf of Equality Florida, Family Equality and individual plaintiffs.
The law would also “deny to an entire generation that LGBTQ people exist and have equal dignity” and “control young minds through state censorship.” It would “demean LGBTQ lives by denying their reality” and is a “grave abuse of power.”
The lawsuit continues to say that the bill “erases” people. “H.B. 1557 erases other LGBTQ members of the school community and parents, to the detriment of all.” Furthermore, the new law “reflects an effort by the state to use its power over public schools to demean and deny the existence of people.”
SIGN, THANK and STAND with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who is being attacked by Disney for signing a new law which prohibits sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade. *Anyone - no matter where you reside - can sign this petition!
For protecting the innocence of his state's youngest schoolchildren and standing up to the bullies in the LGBT lobby, Governor Ron DeSantis has predictably been on the receiving end of sustained attacks from LGBT activists and their numerous allies in the leftist mainstream media.
And now, the Disney Corporation - one of Florida's biggest employers - has decided to interfere in politics and pick a fight with DeSantis over the new law.
BUT, Florida parents, and parents across the country, are overjoyed that a governor is finally taking seriously their concerns about the early sexualization of our nation's children!
SIGN, THANK, and STAND with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with this petition which will be delivered to Governor DeSantis' office and CC'ed to Disney, and which tells the Governor that we thank him for, and will stand with him in, protecting our schoolchildren from LGBT indoctrination.
This common sense legislation, known as the Parental Rights in Education Act, prohibits instruction pertaining to sexual orientation, "gender identity" and transgenderism in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade classrooms across the state of Florida.
And, the new law also puts stronger limits on such discussions for older children, frustrating a primary tenet of the radical left's plan to encroach upon impressionable young minds.
Media talking heads and political opponents, ranging from radical LGBT activist groups to morally corrupt corporations like Disney, dubbed HB 1557 the "Don't Say Gay" Bill.
But, the truth is that such sensitive, personal subjects are not the job of schools to cover, but the job of parents alone, who, under the bill, would be allowed to take legal action against school districts that violate its provisions.
By their hateful reaction to the bill (now law) and to Governor DeSantis, one can only assume that Disney actually despises parents and their role as the primary educator of their children, especially in, but not limited to, areas of sexual conduct and morals.
Indeed, the extreme volume of manufactured outrage on this particular piece of legislation reveals the following significant nugget of information: one of the seminal means the LGBT "community" counts on to continue attracting people into their ranks, or as so-called "allies," is by brainwashing little, unsuspecting children without their, or their parents', consent.
We know it, and they know it. And, finally, someone is doing something about it.
SIGN, THANK and STAND with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who is being attacked by Disney for signing a new law which prohibits sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade.
Children's innocence is worth it and Disney, and its chairman Bob Chapek, should be ashamed of themselves for threatening to interfere in state politics because they are offended that children's minds will no longer be violated.
We must encourage people like Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature not to be blackmailed and not to be afraid...
If Disney wants to escalate things, then conservative and Christian parents might be finally persuaded not to visit Disneyland and Disney World, nor buy Disney products, nor watch Disney films.
Conservatives and Christians, and right-thinking people from all walks of life, need to start playing hardball with the likes of Disney.
We saw what happens when parents show their power in Virginia last year, so any further action on this matter by Florida Democrats and their allies in Disney’s executive leadership will be at their own peril.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to THANK and STAND WITH Governor Ron DeSantis for protecting children from LGBT propaganda, and from Disney's bullying, slurs and legal threats.
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Some of the plaintiffs include a 17-year-old boy who “has known that he is gay since a very early age.” Another homosexual male “has known he is gay since middle school” the lawsuit alleges.
The attorneys also represent a male fifth-grader who has been encouraged to live as a female since he was a three-year-old, according to the lawsuit. Proof cited in the lawsuit that he is actually a girl is that the boy liked princesses and didn’t like traditionally masculine toys he received for Christmas.
“McClelland [the unnamed student’s mom] decided it was best for Doe’s development and safety to allow her to socially transition to a girl in preschool. Since then, Doe has used female pronouns and presented as female at school,” the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit names Governor DeSantis, members of his administration and several school boards that oversee the districts where the plaintiffs attend school, teach or have children enrolled.
Attorneys want the law declared unconstitutional and enjoined from enforcement while the lawsuit is deliberated.
“Parents’ rights have been increasingly under assault around the nation, but in Florida we stand up for the rights of parents and the fundamental role they play in the education of their children,” Gov DeSantis said in a statement when he signed the legislation. “Parents have every right to be informed about services offered to their child at school, and should be protected from schools using classroom instruction to sexualize their kids as young as five years old.”