“Don’t Say Gay” Amendment Requires Schools to Out Gay Kids to Parents

No Exceptions

A new amendment filed Friday for Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill requires schools to inform parents within six weeks of learning about a student’s sexual orientation.

State Rep. Joe Harding’s amendment offers no exception to the original bill that gave educators an out in cases where educators feared it could lead to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

The bill bars educators in Florida from talking about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary schools. Parents would be able to take legal action against school districts they believe have violated the measure.

The full bill is supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis and is up for a vote in the Florida House this week.

Opponents of the bill say the amendment clarifies the intent of the bill.

Tampa Bay Times, The Hill