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||Biden criticizes Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill
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On Feb. 8, President Joe Biden offered support to LGBTQ students while speaking out against a Florida bill that would ban the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state's public schools, Business Insider reported.
"I want every member of the LGBTQI+ communityespecially the kids who will be impacted by this hateful billto know that you are loved and accepted just as you are," Biden tweeted. "I have your back, and my Administration will continue to fight for the protections and safety you deserve."
The controversial legislation, which critics have dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill, passed the state Senate Education Committee along party lines on Feb. 8.
The advancement of the bill came a day after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signaled his support for the legislation, telling reporters Feb. 7 it was "entirely inappropriate" for teachers to be talking about topics like sexual orientation and gender identity with students. It is not clear what would be considered the appropriate age or development to discuss the issues.
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