Don’t Say Gay Bill Update

Ben Lance, Reporter

  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seeking to expand his controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Originally proposed to ban teachings of sexual orientation and gender orientation from kindergarten to third grade, the bill will now cover all grades K-12. 

   The bill forbids any discussion that is not “age appropriate” or “developmentally appropriate.” Due to the lack of firm guidelines of how to approach these topics, it is likely for teachers to avoid them all together. 

   This expansion of the bill follows DeSantis’s feud with Disney over their lack of support, as well as him pressuring the Florida Board of Medicine to not allow transgender children to receive hormone therapy or surgery to transition.