And it is spreading. Once Republicans get away with curtailing people’s rights they try to do it everywhere. Like anti-abortion bills they spread everywhere the Republicans are in charge. The anti-voter legislation also. Now it is the don’t say gay bills. Notice that each one goes a step further than the last, as they do with the anti-abortion bills and the anti-voter bills. This one includes the 12th grade because 18 year olds are too young to know gays exist. Shades of Russia. These bills just make it harder for young people to get the information they need and see role models that are like themselves. This is mass produced attempt to roll back the clock on the progress of the LGBTQ+ rights. Hey we can get married, we are just not allowed to tell people we are married, especially if kids are around. Will same sex couples be able to put pictures of their families up along with the straight couples. See the thing these bills forget to mention is kids from birth on are surrounded and immersed in heterosexuality. Straight couples everywhere, pictures, on TV, in magazines. It is like racism, kids see it all around them and just learn that is the way things are. Why not the same with same sex families? Why separate them out to hide? It has nothing to do with protecting kids and everything to do with trying to prevent kids from understanding it is normal. These religious groups lost the culture wars so far, but they won the elections so the can make the LGBTQ+ disappear as much as possible. This won’t stop kids from being LGBTQ+ as that happens in the womb. It won’t stop kids from feeling what they feel. LGBTQ+ is not a fad, it is not rebelling against the parents. And it seems bigotry and hate won’t ever stop. I have been fighting this same shit from religious driven people all my life from my teens on. Notice the lawmaker kept saying her Pastor pushed her to do this. Her religious leader is putting his hates and church doctrine into secular laws.
Week after ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill gains passage in Florida, similar law proposed in Louisiana