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No, a Florida Bill Wouldn't Outlaw Calling Someone Racist, Transphobic or Homophobic

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2023
From The Left

In late February 2023, claims about a bill in the Florida state Legislature that would impact defamation law began to spread on platforms like Reddit and Twitter.

For instance, a viral TikTok claimed the proposal would make it "illegal to call someone racist, transphobic or homophobic" whether you're online or face-to-face with someone.

Florida is making it illegal to call someone racist, transphobic or homophobic. Because, Florida. 

Let's just say that somebody does something inherently racist or homophobic towards you, and you have the actual video evidence of it occurring. Even if you...

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