A Florida school district has banned an award-winning children’s book about a real-life same-sex penguin couple from classrooms and school libraries citing Gov. Ron DeSantis’s homophobic Don’t Say Gay law.
An award-winning book about the true story of a same-sex penguin couple raising a chick has been banned by a Florida school district in response to the state’s “don’t say gay” law. https://t.co/3gjBibodkh
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The award-winning 2005 children’s book, “And Tango Makes Three,” tells the story of a real-life same-sex penguin couple that creates a family together.
Lake County Schools located in Florida told Fox News Digital on Monday that the book violates Florida law on teaching about sexual orientation or gender identity to children from Kindergarten to third grade.
“We removed access to ‘And Tango Makes Three’ for our Kindergarten through third-grade students in alignment with Florida HB 1557, which prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity for those grade levels,” Sherri Owens, the Lake County Florida communications director told Fox News Digital.
To understand the impact of just one school system, Lake County Schools includes over 59 schools, including 20 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 9 high schools.
The number of students attending the various schools from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade is 41,100.
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