Tulsi Gabbard (D), former Hawaii representative has come forward in support of Florida’s parental rights bill which prevents schools from providing instruction on sexual orientation and gender for students K-3.
“Parents should raise their kids, not the government,” The former congresswoman said in a video posted on Twitter. The video was quickly scrutinized by members of her own party.
“Now we should all support the Parental Rights in Education bill that recently passed in Florida, which very simply bans government and government schools from indoctrinating woke sexual values in or schools to a captive audience, a captive audience that is by law required to attend.” She said.
In her tweet caption, Gabbard actually criticized the bill by claiming to be “shocked” that it only extended to students in the third grade, indicating that it should include all grades.
“When I first heard about Florida’s Parental Rights bill, I was shocked it only protects children K-3. Third grade? How about 12th grade—or not at all. Meanwhile, schools are failing: 1 in 4 graduates are functionally illiterate.”
Many Democrats have dubbed the legislation, “the don’t say gay” bill. The bill however does not prevent the vocalization of the word “gay”. It only prevents sexual orientation and gender from sneaking its way into the curriculum for students too young to understand it.
This also makes way for parents to provide education on the topic if they feel their child needs it at an age younger than provided in school.
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