“The Year Of The Parent”; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Once Again Sides With The Parents

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It was recently reported by ConservativeBrief that the current legislative session in Florida has come to an end for the year, with GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis touting a number of new measures aimed at further empowering parental choice.

Declaring the 2022 session “The Year of the Parent,” DeSantis responded to one reporter’s question by noting that “we want our kids to be kids.”

The Daily Wire notes:

The two-month session was marked with high-profile legislation, including a new bill passed in the Florida legislature that would ban the teaching of sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3.

DeSantis was asked by a reporter during the question-and-answer session how businesses would respond to the newly passed bill.

“People actually said that if you don’t have classroom instruction on sexual matters in grades K-3, that somehow businesses don’t want to be in Florida? I think people need to get out of their bubble and actually talk to parents,” DeSantis said. “Because they do not want this in kindergarten, in first grade or second grade.

“We want our kids to be kids,” he declared. The Sunshine State governor also addressed the legislation during his own speech.

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“As a parent of three kids that are age five and under, thank you for letting me and my wife send our kids to kindergarten without them being sexualized,” DeSantis said

“I think if you look at what’s been done, both in terms of funding and policy, this really was the year of the parent in the state of Florida,” the governor added.

In recent weeks, the bill gained notoriety thanks to national media coverage, with left-wing pundits dubbing it the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

Since then, DeSantis has regularly pushed back on that characterization, including during a viral exchange with a reporter last week. Reporter Evan Donovan shared a video of the exchange to Twitter, where he asked DeSantis if he supported the legislation.

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