Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Aimed at Blocking Florida Governor’s Parental Rights Law!
Conservatives across the state of Florida are celebrating a recent decision by a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit meant to block Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ Parental Rights in Education law.
The law, commonly referred to as “Don’t Say Gay” by critics, limits when students can be taught about gender identity and sexual orientation in K-3 classrooms. In October, Florida students and their parents filed a lawsuit in an attempt to challenge the law, but it was thrown out on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor due to insufficient facts and legal standing.
Conservatives are applauding the court’s decision, arguing that the law is necessary to protect children and ensure that parents have a say in their children’s education. Bryan Griffin, press secretary for Governor DeSantis, noted that the law “empowers parents and protects children” and expressed appreciation that “the courts continue to recognize this and reject activist attempts to overturn the duly enacted laws of the state of Florida.
In addition, conservatives are pointing to the fact that the law has been beneficial in combating the policies of certain school boards that have taken action against LGBTQ people throughout Florida. The Miami-Dade County school board, for example, voted to not recognize October as LGBTQ history month and the Pasco County school board has banned “safe space” stickers.
These policies, conservatives argue, are harmful to children and need to be stopped. With the court’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit, the Parental Rights in Education law will remain in place and conservatives hope that it will help to protect children from such policies in the future.
Overall, conservatives are praising the court’s decision as a victory for parents’ rights, children’s safety, and traditional values. They hope that the law will continue to be respected and upheld in the future.