‘YEAR OF THE PARENT’: DeSantis Says ‘We Want Our Kids to Be Kids’

Governor Ron DeSantis closed Florida’s 2022 legislative session by marking it “the year of the parent” and telling one reporter “we want our kids to be kids.”

“The two-month session was marked with high-profile legislation, including a new bill passed in the Florida legislature that would ban the teaching of sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3,” the Daily Wire reports. DeSantis was asked how businesses would respond to the new bill.

“People actually said that if you don’t have classroom instruction on sexual matters in grades K-3, that somehow businesses don’t want to be in Florida? I think people need to get out of their bubble and actually talk to parents,” DeSantis said.

“As a parent of three kids that are age five and under, thank you for letting me and my wife send our kids to kindergarten without them being sexualized,” DeSantis said during his remarks.