White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki weighed-in this week on Florida’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ legislation; saying the administration “stands with LGBTQI+ students everywhere.”
“President Biden and his Administration stand with LGBTQI+ students everywhere, including in Florida where they have passed hateful legislation targeting vulnerable students,” posted Psaki on Twitter.
The legislation, which recently passed the Florida Senate and now heads to the desk of Governor Ron DeSantis, prevents teachers with discussing gender identity and other sexual topics with students from kindergarten through the third grade.
That age range is typically 5-years-old to 8-years-old.
“We are going to make sure parents are able to send their kids to kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum,” DeSantis said at a press conference Monday.
“We want the focus to be on those basic, fundamental things,” said Republican State Representative Joe Harding, who sponsored the bill. “The reading, the writing, the math. And when discussions come up as a dad of four kids, children ask questions. Discussions are going to come up. We can’t ban a conversation. We can’t ban a discussion. That’s not what we’re doing.”