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Lawmakers ramp up bills that would affect LGBTQ+ students


As lawmakers in Florida take aim at prohibiting instruction around racial equality in classrooms, some are now also trying to limit conversation about gender and sexual orientation in schools with a bill that will be voted upon later this spring.

The bill’s sponsors, including Sen. Dennis Baxley, a Republican from Central Florida, present it as a mechanism to preserve parents’ rights in education, but critics say it would ultimately police what students and teachers can discuss in classrooms regarding gender and sexuality.

It was one of five bills filed during the first week of Florida’s 2022 legislative session that would affect LGBTQ+ students in school, and those seeking medical care.

Read more from our news partner at South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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