More than 60% of Americans support Florida’s HB 1557, entitled “Parental Rights in Education,” which addresses teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity. This was revealed Monday in an exclusive new poll published by The Daily Wire, which detailed that the survey was conducted over the weekend.
“68% of parents support the Florida bill’s classroom instruction regulations,” the media outlet reported.
In an interview with The Daily Wire, Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls said he was not surprised by the study’s findings and that it is common sense. “Only fanatics think the classroom curriculum from kindergarten through 3rd grade should include teaching little children about gender identity,” he said.
According to the survey, 69% of parents rated it “inappropriate” for teachers to instruct students in grades K-3 about sexual orientations. However, 21% said it is “appropriate.”
“Over half of the survey’s respondents (52%) also indicated they believe parents should be able to pursue civil actions against school districts if their children are taught about these topics in ways they believe are inappropriate,” The Daily Wire noted.
Ron DeSantis on sexual orientation education
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took a position in February in favor of HB 1557, a bill whose goal, according to El American, is to prevent two things: the sexualization of children in elementary schools and for school districts to have a greater say than parents in the education of their children (students.)
There it is detailed that “the legislation is not an attack on the LGBT community, as the progressive media claim, but an effort to give parents a greater say in their children’s education and curb child sexualization in the classroom.”
According to the text of the legislation, Florida school districts may not “encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.”