(John McCann, Headline USA) After tremendous backlash and controversy, almost all of it driven by a false mainstream media narrative, the Parental Rights in Education Law goes into effect Friday in Florida.
The law aims to curtail any classroom discussions on gender identity or sexual orientation from Kindergarten through 3rd grade, which sounds fairly reasonable unless you’re a radical leftist who wants to groom children with a twisted agenda.
Orange County Public Schools has confirmed it will “impose strict restrictions on classroom behavior” in accordance with the new law, reported Breitbart. Along with the LGBT ramifications, the law also requires schools to notify parents about “healthcare services offered at the school, with the right to decline any service offered.”
The law faced heavy backlash from Democrat and leftist media critics, who decried the legislation as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, even though the bill has nothing to do with banning homosexuality and doesn’t target any specific demographic.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron Desantis called out the critics stating, “These leftist politicians, corporate media outlets, some of these activist groups, they actually have read the bill, and they’re sloganeering because they don’t want to admit that they support a lot of the things we’re providing protections against.”
The governor outlined examples of the leftist dogma the new law was seeking to curtail, by removing aggressively LGBT-grooming material and allowing parents to have a say in their children’s education.
“They support sexualizing kids in kindergarten. They support injecting woke gender ideology into second-grade classrooms,” DeSantis said.
“They support enabling schools to ‘transition students’ to a ‘different gender’ without the knowledge of the parent, much less with the parent’s consent.”
Under the new rules, teachers will not be allowed to showcase any LGBT propaganda, such as rainbow clothing, groomer books and materials. Teachers will also be required to address students by their proper birth pronouns and must alert parents if a child “comes out.” So-called safe space stickers will likely be removed as well, according to Breitbart.
School instructors and administrators were provided private seminars, where they were advised by OCPS attorneys on what behaviors were legal under the new law. A OCPS spokesperson stated that “once further guidance is received from the Florida Department of Education, the district will provide formal guidance to administrators and staff.”
The law goes in effect on Friday, much to the likely chagrin of LGBT activists who have almost grown to expect that the public and public officials will cave to their demands.
Despite the backlash from certain groups, the Parental Rights in Education Law has enjoyed broad support from a majority of voters in Florida and the nation at-large.