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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law on Monday, and Disney, one of the state’s top employers, stated that they would work to have the law repealed. DeSantis, however, would not be bullied by the entertainment powerhouse. The law prevents activists teachers from engaging in grooming behavior with young students.
He spoke about Disney’s fight against Florida parents and advocacy for teachers to broach subjects of sex and gender identity with elementary schoolers. “This state is governed by the interests of the people of the state of Florida,” DeSantis said. “It is not based on the demands of California corporate executives. They do not run this state. They do not control this state.”
“It’s interesting,” DeSantis said, “when like, Disney-owned ABC would put out that on tweet, they’d say, ‘Governor DeSantis signs bill to prohibit instruction and sexual identity and gender identity in some grades.’ Some grades. Why would they say some grades instead of K through three?”
This has been a tactic across corporate media and among Democrat politicians, to make claims that the three-page bill prevents teachers from discussing age-appropriate matters on sex, sexuality and gender identity with students—it doesn’t, and it does not at all stop anyone from saying “gay.”
“It’s just amazing if you’re trying to inform the reader,” DeSantis said, “so you saw a lot of this but then for Disney to come out and put a statement and say that the bill should have never passed and that they are going to actively work to repeal it. I think one, it was fundamentally dishonest but two I think that crossed the line.”
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