Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed five pieces of legislation into law on Wednesday to protect children in the state from harmful leftist initiatives, including mutilating surgical procedures, radical gender ideology in schools, and sexually explicit drag queen shows.
“Florida is proud to lead the way in standing up for our children,” DeSantis said in a statement in signing the Let Kids Be Kids bill package. “As the world goes mad, Florida represents a refuge of sanity and a citadel of normalcy.”
Senate Bill (SB) 254, House Bill (HB) 1069, HB 1521, HB 1438, and HB 225. Read more about them:
One moment from the press conference that went viral online was when DeSantis slammed “the pronoun olympics.”
“We never did this through all of human history until like, what, two weeks ago?” DeSantis said. “Now this is something they’re having third-graders declare pronouns? We’re not doing the pronoun olympics in Florida. It’s not happening here.”
Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. praised the new laws, saying that they will “keep our students safe and our schools focused on education, not indoctrination.”
“Today’s actions make it clear — educators in Florida are expected to teach our standards, and not interject their own opinions or worldview into the classroom,” he added. “The Department will remain focused on teaching students core subjects, rather than woke gender ideology or inappropriate topics.”
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