DON'T SAY GAY
I guess we can’t be too harsh on Florida, at least a first glance. After all, it has the
Everglades, great beaches and space rocket launch-sites, to name but a few. It is sad
then that all those Floridian positives are over-shadowed by a majority of it being Trump
Nation and having potential GOP presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis as its governor. As
a protégé of Trump, DeSantis is proving to be a chip off the old bigoted block. And
nothing more so shows that than his recent signing into Floridian law of the highly
controversial “Don’t Say Gay” measure that prevents schools teaching things like
gender identity or sexual preference until after third grade.
To its credit, Florida’s Walt Disney Company, the largest private employer in the state,
has been a prominent voice in opposing this blatantly prejudiced measure. Disney CEO
Bob Chapek has let it be known that the company is concerned about the discriminatory
nature of the measure, and that Disney is committed to seeing the legislation either
overturned or thrown out by the courts. Further, Disney will be making a $5 million
donation to various human rights organizations, including those which strive to defend
the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Needless to say, DeSantis and his army of bigots have decried Disney for making this
praiseworthy stand. DeSantis has even gone as far as suggesting that the special self-
governing status previously given to Disney in 1967 by way of state legislation should
be repealed. However, Disney are sticking to their guns and continuing to highlight how
the “Don’t Say Gay” measure could be weaponized to discriminate against some kids
and their families.
DeSantis and the GOP’s obsession with sex, sexuality and supposed “woke” politics
continues to grow by the day. For a party that continually claims to stand for “freedom”
and “personal choice”, they sure seem awful picky about what goes on behind bedroom
doors and how people, of any age, choice to identify as a human being. Having a gun?
A God given right! Being attracted to someone of the same sex? Never – completely