DeSantis signs bills targeting drag shows, transgender kids and the use of bathrooms and pronouns
The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida is banning gender affirming care for minors, effective immediately. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a series of anti-LGBTQ+ bills on Wednesday.
Others address drag shows and how schools handle the use of personal pronouns and bathrooms. Planned Parenthood immediately started canceling appointments for gender-affirming health care.
DeSantis has promoted anti-LGBTQ+ legislation as he prepares to seek the GOP presidential nomination. His bill-signing ceremony at an evangelical Christian school had a campaign-like feel, with DeSantis throwing Sharpies to a cheering crowd.
State Sen. Shevrin Jones, who is gay, said the governor chose a setting where he was likely to get praise for bigotry.
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5/17/2023 2:39:45 PM (GMT -5:00)