The Florida Republican Governor IS trying to drag his state backwards to the 1950’s….
Denying what America IS….Even Florida…
A group of parents, students and advocacy organizations are asking a federal judge to halt Florida school districts from enforcing the state’s contentious new law restricting how lessons on sexual identity and gender orientation are taught.
In a court filing Friday, the group requested a preliminary injunction, arguing that policies in Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” law — branded by opponents as “Don’t Say Gay” — violate their First Amendment, due-process and equal-protection rights.
The group on Friday asked for a hearing in its pursuit of a preliminary injunction. Nothing has been scheduled as of Monday morning.
The law “was enacted with the purpose and effect of discriminating against LGBTQ+ students and students with LGBTQ+ family members, subjecting them to differential and adverse treatment, including through an invitation to arbitrary enforcement and a private right of action for hostile parents,” attorneys for the group wrote in the motion seeking an injunction.
The lawsuit was brought forward by two Florida couples and their children, an upcoming senior student and CenterLink, an association of LGBTQ centers, all represented by attorneys from Lambda Legal, the Southern Poverty Law Center and Southern Legal Counsel. By suing several school boards — Orange, Indian River, Duval and Palm Beach counties — the case signifies a new legal twist to the parental rights bill in challenging the local boards tasked with carrying out the legislation instead of the DeSantis administration….