Joe Biden Responds to Parental Rights Bill Signed Into Law

Joe Biden Responds to Parental Rights Bill Signed Into Law

Biden vows to stand by LGBTQ youth

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
March 29, 2022

The Parental Rights in Education Bill, dubbed the, "Don't Say Gay," bill by Progressive Democrats and mainstream media outlets, has triggered a wave of responses after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed it into law this week.   Saturday Night Live, Disney, and President Joe Biden (D) have all contributed their two cents on the issue.  Now, President Biden is responding again after the bill was signed into law.

Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) made headlines after signing HB 1557 into law yesterday.  Last month Joe Biden blasted the state and bill author, State Rep. Joe Harding (R-22).

The White House released a statement, insisting that conservative Florida legislators at large are attacking, "LGBTQI+ kids," and, "make growing up harder for young people."  President Biden personally added on his own Twitter account back in February, "I want every member of the LGBTQI+ community — especially the kids who will be impacted by this hateful bill — to know that you are loved and accepted just as you are. I have your back, and my Administration will continue to fight for the protections and safety you deserve."

Yesterday, President Biden echoed his previous message but seems to have accepted the passage of the bill that he has deemed, "hateful," going on to say, "Every student deserves to feel safe and welcome in the classroom. Our LGBTQI+ youth deserve to be affirmed and accepted just as they are."

President Biden then reiterated his previous promise to protect LGBTQ students, "My Administration will continue to fight for dignity and opportunity for every student and family — in Florida and around the country."

The bill also caught the attention of prominent individuals in Hollywood.  DeSantis has since responded to the criticisms and blasted their hypocrisy on the issue.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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