On 06 Feb 2022, "2.AA6528" <2.AA...@gmail.com
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> bruce bowser wrote
>> Most agree that transgender crap is just predatory homosexual
>> recruiting and grooming.
A proposed Florida Board of Education rule could expand restrictions on
classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
"For grades 4 through 12, instruction on sexual orientation or gender
identity is prohibited unless such instruction is either expressly
required by state academic standards … or is part of a reproductive health
course or health lesson for which a student's parent has the option to
have his or her student not attend," according to the proposed rule.
This rule would build up on the Parental Rights in Education law Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in March 2022. The law bans classroom instruction
on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third
It states that any instruction on those topics cannot occur "in a manner
that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in
accordance with state standards," according to the legislation.
A spokesperson for the governor told ABC News' Rachel Scott in a
statement, "There is no reason for instruction on sexual orientation or
gender identity to be part of K-12 public education. Full stop."
The law was dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" law by critics, who said it aimed
to shun LGBTQ identities from classroom content and discussion.
Laura McGinnis of the LGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG told ABC News that
"everyone has a sexual orientation and a gender identity. It looks like
this rule would make it impossible to do much instruction at all."
This rule, voted on by the seven-member board, coincides with other
legislation being considered in the state legislature.
HB 1223 would ban classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender
identity in pre-kindergarten through grade 8, and would not require any
employee or student to refer to a another person using their "preferred
personal title or pronouns" if it does not correspond to that person's
sex. The proposed legislation would also make it a statewide public school
policy that "it is false to ascribe to a person a pronoun that does not
correspond to such person's sex."
A hearing on the proposed board policy will be held on April 19 at the
Florida State Capitol Complex.