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Governor DeSantis Signs Anti-Grooming Bill Into Law; Disney Vows to Fight Legislation


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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law HB 1557, a bill that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity to children in grades pre-K through grade 3.

Here’s footage of DeSantis signing the bill:

“I don’t care what corporate media outlets say, I don’t care what Hollywood says, I don’t care what big corporations say. Here I stand. I’m not backing down,” DeSantis said at the bill signing.

The legislation states:

Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age100 appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.

Hollywood and liberal elites have branded the Parental Rights in Education legislation the “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Disney whined at DeSantis and vowed to fight the anti-grooming bill.

The Walt Disney Company issued the following statement:

With this press release, Disney showed undeniable support for grooming young children.

And they spat in the face of parental rights.

Twitter users took note of Disney’s pro-grooming stance:

The Post Millennial reported:

In mid-March, several Disney employees were busted in a massive child trafficking sting, just days after the corporation spoke out against Florida’s legislation.

Walt Disney Co. was lambasted by its progressive workers who have planned employee walkouts to protest the bill and outside LGBTQ activists who have pressured its CEO Bob Chapek to make the company’s opposition public.

Chapek first declined to weigh in on the bill, arguing that “as we have seen time and again, corporate statements do very little to change outcomes or minds.”

In the refusal to disavow the bill, Chapek said businesses jumping on the virtue-signaling bandwagon offer statements that are “often weaponized by one side or the other to further divide and inflame,” which he argued can be “counterproductive and undermine more effective ways to achieve change.”

Following backlash over the company’s silence on the subject out of concern for the company becoming “a political football in any debate,” Chapek buckled, declaring it was a mistake to not verbalize objection to the bill’s passage.

Chapek’s predecessor, Bob Iger, was vocal opponent of the bill, writing on Twitter back on Feb. 24 that it would “put vulnerable, young LGBTQ people in jeopardy.”

 



 

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