White House condemns Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

The White House also slammed South Dakota’s trans athlete ban as an increasing number of states consider similar bills.
By: | February 10, 2022

The White House slammed two states that recently advanced anti-LGBTQ bills, after being largely silent on the topic as an increasing number of states have considered legislation targeting transgender student-athletes and limiting classroom discussion of LGBTQ-related topics.

In a statement on social media, President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned a Florida bill that would bar the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s primary schools. He said he wants “every member of the LGBTQI+ community — especially the kids who will be impacted by this hateful bill — to know that you are loved and accepted just as you are.”

“I have your back, and my Administration will continue to fight for the protections and safety you deserve,” he said.

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