More anti-LGBTQ hate from the Sunshine State: A new bill under consideration in Florida would ban Pride flags from being displayed at schools, city halls, and other government buildings.
NEW: State Rep. David Borrero, a co-sponsor of the “Don’t Say Gay,” legislation, has filed a bill that would ban the pride flag from flying in government buildings and public school classrooms.https://t.co/TQOMgWcHHZ
— Naomi Feinstein (@naomifeinstein) February 23, 2023
From the Miami New Times:
A statehouse bill that would restrict what types of flags fly in Florida government buildings has civil rights advocates questioning whether the measure is aimed at promoting patriotism or exclusionism.
“No other flag may be exposed to public view for exhibition or display, in any manner, by a governmental agency, local government, or unit of local government,” the bill reads.
The bill is up for consideration at a cultural flashpoint in Florida over the display of gay pride flags and other symbols of pride and equality in school settings and town halls.
Maxx Fenning, president of LGBTQ advocacy group PRISM, says that flag restrictions that ban the gay pride flag are in line with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ browbeating on LGBTQ issues in order to score political points.
The bill only allows for the U.S. flag, the Florida state flag, the POW-MIA flag, and the Firefighter Memorial flag.
Read the full article here.