(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a statehouse member acknowledged that Republican legislators have discussed repealing a 1967 law that allows Walt Disney World to act with governmental powers within its theme park, Twitchy reported.
State Rep. Spencer Roach, R-Fort Myers, tweeted that state lawmakers had their second meeting about the Reedy Creek Improvement Act on March 29.
Yesterday was the 2nd meeting in a week w/fellow legislators to discuss a repeal of the 1967 Reedy Creek Improvement Act, which allows Disney to act as its own government. If Disney wants to embrace woke ideology, it seems fitting that they should be regulated by Orange County. pic.twitter.com/6sj29Gj6Wz
— SpencerRoach (@SpencerRoachFL) March 30, 2022
DeSantis spoke about the repeal at a press conference Thursday in West Palm Beach, and his comments indicated his favorability toward rescinding Disney’s self-governing status, according to Fox News.
“What I would say as a matter of first principle is I don’t support special privileges in law just because a company is powerful and they’ve been able to wield a lot of power,” he said.
The debate about Disney’s governmental power comes as the corporation pushes its woke, LGBT agenda.
Disney opposed Florida’s anti-grooming law, which prohibits gender identity and sex education in kindergarten through third grade.
The company’s theme park and entertainment industry contribute a huge economic benefit to the economy, but DeSantis has not relented.
“I think what has happened is there’s a lot of these special privileges that are not justifiable, but because Disney had held so much sway, they were able to sustain a lot of special treatment over the years,” he said.