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A school board in Florida has rejected a measure that would have designated the month of October as LGBTQ History Month following backlash from parents.
According to WPLG, the Miami-Dade school board voted 8-1 against action H-11, proposed by board member Lucia Baez-Geller, on Wednesday, arguing that the proposed action may conflict with Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act.
School Board chair Perla Tabares Hantman and School Board vice chair Steve Gallon III, as well as School Board members Luisa Santos, Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Lubby Navarro, Mari Tere Rojas, Marta Perez, and Christi Fraga voted against H-11.
H-11 states that “The month of October has been established to remind all cultures within our wider community of the important roles that LGBTQ people have taken in shaping the social, historical, legal, and political worlds we live in today.”
“A number of LGBTQ historical events and people of all races have contributed to the history of equality for all people, and LGBTQ individuals have made and continue to make lasting contributions to strengthen the fabric of American society,” the measure’s text continued.
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