The mainstream media and ruling elites have blasted a new Florida law that prohibits teaching young children about gay and transgender issues in the classroom, but parents support the law.
Rasmussen released new polling that found the majority are in favor of the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, which the media maligned as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters would support a law like Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill in their own state, including 45% who Strongly Support the measure,” the poll found. “Twenty-nine percent (29%) would oppose a similar law in their own state, including 19% who Strongly Oppose it.”
The law has been a source of confusion and controversy. As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ahs defended the bill, many have realized the media falsely characterized the legislation. The bill in question says, “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
Rasmussen found that even half of Democrats support the bill.
“Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republicans, 49% of Democrats and 66% of voters not affiliated with either major party would support a law like Florida’s in their own state,” the poll found. “Critics have called for boycotting Florida over the new law, but most voters reject that idea. Fifty-one percent (51%) oppose boycotting Florida over the new school law, including 41% who Strongly Oppose a boycott. Thirty-nine percent (39%) support boycotting Florida, including 22% who Strongly Support a boycott. Another 10% are not sure.”
DeSantis has gone viral in his defense of the bill.
“The chances of that are zero.” @GovRonDeSantis fires back at @Disney and other woke corporations, pledging to support a bill that keeps K-3 kids from being groomed and sexually propagandized. pic.twitter.com/Pge6sVwhJz
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) March 10, 2022