Governor Ron DeSantis says he will not bow down to Disney a day after signing the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill which doesn’t actually say “don’t say gay.” Listen to DeSantis’ comments on the Disney Corp. which is based in California, trying to get the Parental Rights Bill that he just signed into law repealed or thrown out in court.
The Parental Rights in Education bill limits instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in schools for kindergartners through third graders.
Critics say it’s “hateful and discriminatory,” but DeSantis says it reinforces parents’ right to control the upbringing of their children.
Also Disney announced that guests will no longer be welcomed at their parks with “gendered greetings.” So no more boys and girls and ladies and gentlemen, instead…”hello friends.”
Also, Governor DeSantis announced Tuesday that Florida is joining 20 other states in a lawsuit filed in Tampa over the federal mask mandate on public transportation.
Attorney General Ashley Moody filed the lawsuit challenging requirements that people wear masks in airports and on planes, trains and buses.
The suit contends that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has overstepped its legal authority in requiring masks for travelers.
The lawsuit alleges, in part, that the CDC violated a law known as the Administrative Procedure Act.
That includes arguing that the agency overstepped its legal authority and took “arbitrary and capricious” actions.
The lawsuit said, for example, that the agency did not consider “lesser alternatives.”