Neon Nettle
© 2022 Neon Nettle

Subscribe to our mailing list

Advertise Contact About Us Our Writers T&C's Privacy Support Us © 2022 Neon Nettle All Rights Reserved.

Biden: Florida's Pro-Parent Bill Is a 'Hateful Attack' on Gay Children

Legislation seeks to limit sex and gender conversations in classrooms

 on 9th February 2022 @ 9.00pm
joe biden accused florida of a  hateful attack  against gay kids over the pro parent bill © press
Joe Biden accused Florida of a 'hateful attack' against gay kids over the pro-parent bill

Democrat Joe Biden has responded to Florida's new pro-parent bill by accusing the state of launching a "hateful attack" against gay children.

The new legislation, currently making its way through the Florida legislature, seeks to limit conversations teachers have with their students about gender and sexual orientation.

The bill is designed to ensure conversations about sexuality are age-appropriate and gives parents more control over what their kids are taught about sex and gender.

However, Biden is attempting to frame the bill as "hateful" and an "attack" against gay people.

"I want every member of the LGBTQI+ community — especially the kids who will be impacted by this hateful bill — to know that you are loved and accepted just as you are," Biden tweeted Tuesday.

"I have your back, and my Administration will continue to fight for the protections and safety you deserve."

florida is pushing to give parents more say in how their kids are raised © press
Florida is pushing to give parents more say in how their kids are raised

Biden retweeted an earlier post from the White House referring to the controversial Florida bill as an "attack" on gay children. 

The Senate Education Committee in Florida approved SB 1834, which critics have dubbed the "don’t say 'gay' bill," which says schools "may not encourage discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students."

The bill's sponsor, Republican State Sen. Dennis Baxley, says it clarifies the role of teachers in the classroom.

"Some discussions are for (having) with your parents," Baxley said.

"And I think when you start having sexual-type discussions with children, you’re entering a very dangerous zone.

"Your awareness should pop up right away, this isn’t teaching."

Baxley also says that his measure does not affect private conversations with teachers and students but only relates to "procedures" and "curriculum."

Critics disagree, saying that the bill’s wording does not clearly establish that private conversations are exempt and could alienate or harm gay children in schools.

"It is patently offensive to say that school discussions, even with young children, referring to two moms or two dads, parents like those that are sitting in this room that are your constituents … is somehow dangerous or inappropriate," John Harris Maurer, public policy director for LGBTQ-advocacy group Equality Florida, said about Baxley's bill.

In a press conference Tuesday, DeSantis said he has not yet seen any bill but that he supports the rights of parents to be involved in what their children are being taught in schools.

"I think that what you've seen in Florida, parts of the country, is schools keeping parents out of these decisions," DeSantis explained.

"And I don't see how you can do that."

DeSantis added, "I also think one of the things that I think the legislature is getting at is everything should be age-appropriate."

DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox News that the media has adopted an "entirely false" narrative about the proposed legislation.

The bill's sponsor, Republican State Sen. Dennis Baxley, says it clarifies the role of teachers in the classroom.

"Some discussions are for (having) with your parents," Baxley said.

"And I think when you start having sexual-type discussions with children, you’re entering a very dangerous zone.

"Your awareness should pop up right away, this isn’t teaching."

Baxley also says that his measure does not affect private conversations with teachers and students but only relates to "procedures" and "curriculum."

Critics disagree, saying that the bill’s wording does not clearly establish that private conversations are exempt and could alienate or harm gay children in schools.

"It is patently offensive to say that school discussions, even with young children, referring to two moms or two dads, parents like those that are sitting in this room that are your constituents … is somehow dangerous or inappropriate," John Harris Maurer, public policy director for LGBTQ-advocacy group Equality Florida, said about Baxley's bill.

parents across the country have been fighting for their right to choose what their kids are taught © press
Parents across the country have been fighting for their right to choose what their kids are taught

In a press conference Tuesday, DeSantis said he has not yet seen any bill but that he supports the rights of parents to be involved in what their children are being taught in schools.

"I think that what you've seen in Florida, parts of the country, is schools keeping parents out of these decisions," DeSantis explained.

"And I don't see how you can do that."

"I also think one of the things that I think the legislature is getting at is everything should be age-appropriate," the governor added.

DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox News that the media has adopted an "entirely false" narrative about the proposed legislation.

[READ MORE] DeSantis: American Elites Are 'Number One Reason' Communist China Has Got So Powerful

Share:
tags: Florida | school
Steve Quayle Neon Nettle telegram

Facebook is heavily censoring information from independent sources.

To bypass internet censorship, connect with us directly by enabling our notifications (using the red subscription bell in the bottom right corner) or by subscribing to our free daily newsletter.

Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox for free every day by signing up below.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Subscribe to our mailing list

Follow Neon Nettle


PREV
BOOKMARK US
NEXT
on Nettle">BOOKMARK US NEXT on Nettle">BOOKMARK US NEXT on Nettle">BOOKMARK US NEXT