Skip to comments.More than half of LGBTQ parents in Florida say they are considering leaving the state
Posted on 01/26/2023 2:43:37 AM PST by Libloather
More than half of LGBTQ parents in Florida are considering moving their families to another state over concerns that a new Florida education law – known to its critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” law – stigmatizes LGBTQ identities and creates a hostile learning environment for LGBTQ children or students with LGBTQ family members.
In a report issued Tuesday by the Williams Institute, a public policy research institute based at the UCLA of Law, and Clark University in Massachusetts, 56 percent of LGBTQ parents surveyed said they were considering leaving Florida over concerns about how the new law may impact their children and family. Another 17 percent said they had already taken steps to do so.
“I am terrified that I would need to make the decision to leave Florida and leave my parents,” one respondent said. “The idea of having to leave to protect my child and my partner is scary but one I am willing to do.”
The new law, officially titled the “Parental Rights in Education” law, bars public kindergarten through third grade teachers from engaging in classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity – subjects the measure’s proponents in the state legislature last year argued are inappropriate for young students.
Educators through high school are barred from addressing either topic in the classroom in a manner that is not “age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate” for their students. Florida public school teachers who violate the law risk having their licenses suspended or revoked under a rule adopted by the state Board of Education in October.
LGBTQ parents in Florida surveyed by the Willams Institute between June and September said their initial response to the bill, introduced last January in the state House, ranged from fear to disbelief.
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Don’t let the door hit ya
Where the Good Lord split ya.
don’t consider it...
just do it...
50% down and 50% left to go.
So when those 5 couples leave, I am sure FL will simply crumble...
DO IT!!! And take the P’s WITH YOU!
Last one out, please take the rainbow flag with you!
What about parents who don't want their kids exposed to the queer stuff, or worse, indoctrinated into it (like has been in the news lately about teachers secretly doing so).
“Considering,” “pondering,” “threatening”…
Just pack your sh*t up and get out.
Same empty threats as those who claim they will leave the country if XX is elected POTUS.
It’s hard to make up articles like this.
Yay! What’s not to love about our Governor? Next, I hope he does something that makes all the democrats leave.
Talk is cheap.
What’s not to love?
He still hasn’t secured Florida’s elections.
They never should have been allowed to become parents in the first place
How has he not secured Florida’s elections? The Republicans have super majorities in the State House and Senate and there are no Democrats in statewide offices. He literally created a law enforcement division to deal with election crimes.
One of my frat bros is married to a guy and they live in Florida. They love it there and have been to several functions at Trump’s house who they also love. There is an underground faction of gays who are conservative but keep it quiet because other LGBT’s rage at them when they find out.
I am not more or less uncomfortable with exposing children to drag queens than exposing them to strippers.
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