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Florida’s controversial parental rights law upheld after federal court settlement, DeSantis touts ‘major win’

Posted on AllSides March 12th, 2024
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A controversial Florida bill, dubbed by critics as "Don’t Say Gay," is being upheld under a settlement reached Monday in federal court that will allow students and teachers to discuss sexual orientation and gender identity freely, so long as it’s not part of instruction. 

The settlement aims to spell out exactly what is and is not permitted in Florida classrooms. The Florida Board of Education will send instructions to every school district saying the Florida law doesn't prohibit discussing LGBTQ+ people, nor prevent anti-bullying rules on the basis of sexual orientation and gender...

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