After the Florida House of Representatives passed HB 1475, the measure prohibiting transgender “biological males” from competing in women’s sports, and after the same measure stalled in the Florida Senate, the Lee County School District has quietly approved “radical” transgender policies without allowing for public debate or consultation. The move is widely seen by Republicans as a Democratic Party move to “sexually indoctrinate” children.
In response to the school board’s (6) legislators from Southwest Florida, State Senators Ben Albritton and Ray Rodrigues, and State Reps. Mike Giallombardo, Spencer Roach, Adam Botano, and Jenna Persons-Mulicka, all Republicans, penned a letter urging the board to “repeal the Equality Florida gender policies” they have implemented.
“While we all respect the rights of each individual and stand unified against discrimination and bullying, the wellbeing and safety of all students must be taken into consideration when policies such as these are adopted. As you move forward with next year’s code of conduct, we hope that you answer the call of your constituents and decide not to continue with these policies.
Since the public has become aware of the Equality Florida-based policies and posters appearing in our schools, there has been an overwhelming amount of opposition voiced by a vast majority of our constituents, which clearly demonstrates these policies were adopted with limited public knowledge,” stated the letter.
— Shevrin “Shev” Jones (@ShevrinJones) April 24, 2021
According to a radio ad that has been airing throughout the county, the Lee County School Board has installed “radically progressive policies” and has even put up posters across schools that inform students that they can “use the bathroom of their choice regardless of their biological gender.”
As expected, Democratic lawmakers sympathetic to Equality Florida’s anti-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell agenda for the Transgender community, took issue with the letter Republicans sent to Lee County School officials.
The always colorful State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) accusing Republicans of “bullying” transgendered kids, accusing them of “ pushing to kick trans kids out of school restrooms instead,” adding that “Transgender youth are literally just trying to survive.”
One of the authors of the letter, Rep. Giallombardo, responded to The Floridian’s request for comment on Sunday about this appeal to repeal the Lee County transgender policies.
“I can’t imagine my little kindergartener, Presley, having to share a bathroom with a man,” stated Rep. Giallombardo. “The Lee County School District needs to listen to their constituents and repeal this San Francisco-style gender policy immediately. This does not reflect the values of Lee County and I stand with the hundreds of parents that have voiced their outrage over this policy.”
Rep. Roach, who has been the target of Florida Democrats for opposing their Transgender athletics agenda and for pushing THC caps on medicinal medicine, believes that there is an “unholy alliance” to “sexually indoctrinate” students and “destroy the nuclear family.”
“I will not back down despite this unholy alliance of woke liberals, the mainstream media cabal, the corrupt teacher’s unions, and the efforts of Equality Florida to sexually indoctrinate our students and destroy the nuclear family,” stated in a written statement to The Floridian.” Male students and faculty members have no place in the little girl’s room. Period.”
This Monday, April 16 at 6 pm, the Lee County School Board is holding a workshop to discuss the gender identity policy they have put forth.
The event will be held here:
2855 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966