A new poll discovered that a majority of Americans backed the provisions of a Florida bill that is related to banning the teaching of LGBTQ issues in schools.
Florida’s Parental Rights in Education act has been criticized by the opponents as being homophobic, but the Morning Consult/Politico poll has gotten support for some of its provisions from a majority of Americans.
When they were asked if they supported “limiting lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation after third grade to discussions that are age appropriate,” fifty-two percent of Americans said yes they did.
Only thirty-three percent said they were against such a limit.
When they were asked if they would support a ban on teaching gender identity and sexual orientation from kindergarten through third grade, fifty-one percent said they would support a ban.
Only thirty-five percent said they would be against such a ban.
The results of the poll divided within partisan lines, with the most of the provision support coming from the people who said they were Republicans, but they were also joined by a significant amount of people who said they were independent.
The poll was also asking Americans if they would back bans on teaching of the critical race theory in our schools and forty-three percent said they were against them while forty percent said they supported them.
The law making has been derisively dubbed by the “don’t say gay” law by its opponents, and the misleading nickname has been used by numerous people in the media, causing many to misunderstand what is really in the law.
After Disney had been pushed into speaking out against the law, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis excoriated the company in a severely critical statement of his own.
“In the state of Florida, we will not allow them to introduce transgenderism into kindergarten,” DeSantis said at the time.
“First-graders should not have woke gender ideology forced into their curriculums, and that is what we are standing for because we are standing for the children and for the parents,” he added.
The White House called the bill “bullying and horrific,” but dodged a question that was asked about why Pres. Joe Biden supported a bill similar to this one in 1994 as a U.S. Sen..
The truth is that most Americans don’t like any of the far-left agendas that are forced into America’s schools.