Trans Activists Chant in Defiance in Florida Capitol as Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Gender Ideology in Schools

In the Florida Capitol Friday, trans activists wailed and chanted defiantly as state lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting school teachers from teaching radical LGBTQ and gender ideology to public school students in grades Pre-K to 8.

“This fight does not end here!” one agitator shrieked inside the Florida state capitol building in Tallahassee. “We keep showing up every single day!” He led protesters in a chant: “Whose schools? Our schools!”

The bill, which expands on the Parental Rights in Education Act, also defines “sex,” puts restrictions on pronoun usage in schools, and adds guidelines for library books, the Florida Voice reported.

For high schoolers, the bill reportedly requires that instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity is “age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.”

The bill defines “sex” as the classification of a person as either female or male based on the organization of the body of such person for a specific reproductive role, as indicated by the person’s sex chromosomes, naturally occurring sex hormones, and internal and external genitalia present at birth.

It would also prohibit a school from requiring that an employee or student, as a condition of employment or enrollment or participation in any program, refer to another person by a pronoun that does not correspond to that person’s sex.

The bill text said an employee or contractor of a public K-12 educational institution may not provide their preferred pronouns to a student.

A student may not be asked by an employee or contractor of a public K-12 educational institution to provide his or her preferred personal title or pronouns or be penalized or subjected to adverse or discriminatory treatment for not providing his or her preferred personal title or pronouns.

State Rep. Tramont Chase said that the ban on transgender pronoun usage will allow teachers in Florida to “focus on the real intent” of education, rather than “create a frontline of a social experimentation.”

Charter schools will also be required to comply with the conditions, according to the legislation.

The bill cleared the Florida House on a vote of 77 to 35.

The trans protest at the Florida state capitol follows direct actions in state capitol buildings in Tennessee on Thursday and Kentucky on Wednesday.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: Image courtesy of the Florida Voice.