Florida Senate Passes “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” Bill


The legislative campaign to ban discussion of LGBTQ issues in Florida classrooms plowed forward on March 8 when the State Senate approved the so-called “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill.

The fate of the legislation, which already cleared the lower chamber, is now in the hands of Republican Governor Ron Desantis, who boasts an extensive anti-LGBTQ record and has expressed his support for the bill.

The final legislation passed by the upper house stipulates that classroom instruction “on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade three or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”