Walt Disney Company Condemns Florida Republicans, Gov. Ron DeSantis for Signing ‘Parental Rights in Education Act’

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Gov. DeSantis: Bill Supports PARENTAL RIGHTS

“Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law.,” said a spokesperson for the Walt Disney Company.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – One of the Florida’s largest employers, The Walt Disney Company, released a statement on Monday condemning state legislators and Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing the ‘Parental Rights in Education Act’ or as democrats refer to as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.

“Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law.,” said Walt Disney Company in a released statement on Monday.

“Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that. We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country.”

The bill prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through 3rd grade and prohibits instruction that is not age appropriate for students and requires school districts to adopt procedures for notifying parents if there is a change in services from the school regarding a child’s mental, emotional or physical health or well-being.

ABOVE VIDEO: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the “Parental Rights in Education Act” into law during a visit to Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill. The bill bars instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity for young public-school students.

The bill builds on the Parents’ Bill of Rights, which was signed into law in Florida last year, and is part of Governor DeSantis’ Year of the Parent focus on protecting parental rights in education.

“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,” said Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday during the signing ceremony.

“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 5 years old.”