Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Republican file bill to ban Pride flags on public buildings in Florida

A Republican lawmaker in Florida has introduced legislation to ban Pride and ‘political’ flags from local and state government buildings.

David Borrero, who represents Northwestern Miami-Dade County, filed the House Bill 901, also called the ‘Display of Flags by Governmental Entities’ bill.

If passed, the legislation would see that a “governmental entity may not erect or display a flag that represent a political viewpoint” in Florida, as it must “remain neutral when representing political viewpoints in displaying of erecting a flag”. 

Such viewpoints include those labelled as “racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology”.

Remember Trump Administration refused to let U.S. embassies fly the Pride flag during Pride month in the past legislature.

Florida’s legislature made national headlines last year when state Republicans introduced the Parental Rights in Education bill, known to its critics as the “Don’t Say Gay bill", to restrict public school teachers’ ability to engage in classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

In March 2023, Republican DeSantis wanted to expand "Don't Say Gay" law in all Florida. And last month the U.S. Supreme Court denied DeSantis' request to reinstate Florida's drag ban. 

Enough is enough, it's time to change, Florida!!!

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