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'Don't Say Gay' bill

FILE - Crowds attend the annual Gay Pride march, June 26, 2021, in Paris. The National Assembly approved a new law unanimously Tuesday Jan. 25, 2022 evening, putting into law new measures that ban so-called conversion therapies and authorize jail time and fines for practitioners who use the scientifically discredited practice to attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ people. The legislation includes criminal penalties for people who are convicted of trying to "convert" LGBTQ people to heterosexuality or traditional gender expectations. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, File)
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Crowds attend the annual Gay Pride march June 26, 2021, in Paris.

This week, the Biden administration denounced a bill being advanced by Florida Republicans that would ban the discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation in schools. Critics call it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Supporters say the bill advances “parental rights in education” by allowing parents to sue public schools if topics come up they don’t want to be discussed. On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voiced his support for the bill and others focused on classroom teaching.

The "Florida Roundup" devoted the entire hour of its show to this topic.


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