Biden regime Press Secretary Jen Psaki critiqued a Florida law that codifies parents’ authority in their childrens’ education restricting instruction on sexual topics with young students. Critics have objected to the law’s ban on school employees or 3rd parties instructing or going over sexual preference or gender identity with kids in 3rd grade or younger. Opponents inaccurately referred to the law as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill online.
During an April 4 rundown, a reporter asked what the Biden administration thought should be shown to pupils concerning sex-related orientation and sex identification. Psaki responded by accusing Florida officials of making use of the bill as political theater.
“This law … is politicians in Florida propagating misinformed, hateful policies that do absolutely nothing to address the real issues,” Psaki said.
DOOCY: "At what age does the White House think that students should be taught about sexual orientation and gender identity?"
PSAKI: "This law…is politicians in Florida propagating misinformed, hateful policies that do absolutely nothing to address the real issues." pic.twitter.com/bgdKLafk1M
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 4, 2022
Psaki claimed the Department of Education is evaluating what activities to take following and also working to identify if the law breaks federal civil rights legislation..
“I think this is a politically charged, harsh law that is putting parents and LGBTQ+ kids in a very difficult, heartbreaking circumstance,” the Press Secretary added.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1557 last week.
“Parents’ rights have been increasingly under assault around the nation, but in Florida we stand up for the rights of parents and the fundamental role they play in the education of their children,” the governor said on March 28. “Parents have every right to be informed about services offered to their child at school, and should be protected from schools using classroom instruction to sexualize their kids as young as 5 years old.”
Joe Biden openly opposed the bill in early February, calling the policy “hateful” and pledging to “fight for the protection and safety” of children who identify as LGBTQI+.
I want every member of the LGBTQI+ community — especially the kids who will be impacted by this hateful bill — to know that you are loved and accepted just as you are. I have your back, and my Administration will continue to fight for the protections and safety you deserve. https://t.co/OcAIMeVpHL
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 8, 2022
Officials from the Biden administration fulfilled basically with Florida pupils as well as their households on March 17 as a component of a “listening and learning roundtable” regarding the bill. The event was led by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Department of Health and also Human Services Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine.
“Laws around the country, including in Florida, have targeted and sought to bully some of our most vulnerable students and families, and create division in our schools,” said Cardona in a statement released after the virtual meeting. “My message to you is that this administration won’t stand for bullying or discrimination of any kind, and we will use our authorities to protect, support, and provide opportunities for LGBTQI+ students and all students.”
Florida’s Parental Bill of Rights will certainly work at the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year..