Corporations claim to support LGBTQ rights, but donate to politicians who would punish teachers who discuss it. Corporate hypocrisy at its finest. But don’t say greed.
“A bill advancing rapidly through the Florida legislature would prohibit many of the state’s teachers from discussing “sexual orientation or gender identity” in class. Under the legislation, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, parents who believe the prohibition was violated could sue schools for damages. The politicians pushing the bill, a group that includes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), are backed financially by major corporations that claim to be champions of LGBTQ rights.” – Popular Info
Corporate hypocrites funding intolerance
‘Don’t Say Gay‘ bill
Critics have slammed a controversial Florida education bill that is scheduled for a key vote in the Judiciary Committee of the state’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday. The Parental Rights in Education bill, which opponents have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, will be considered by the committee during their meeting at 3:00 p.m. ET. President Joe Biden has been among the critics of the bill, calling it “hateful” in a tweet on February 8 and telling LGTBQ individuals “I have your back.”
U.S. Representative Charlie Crist of Florida’s 13th congressional district told Newsweek in a statement on Wednesday that the bill was not designed to benefit the state’s children. “We are all God’s children, and our vibrant LGBTQ+ community is part of what makes Florida special,” Crist said. “This is another effort to politicize our classrooms, not for our kid’s benefit, but rather Ron’s presidential ambitions. It’s obscene and it’s wrong.” – Newsweek
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TakeAway: Call out corporate hypocrisy that claims to stand for civil rights while funding politicians promoting hatred and intolerance.
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