The now infamous, "Don't Say Gay" bill that has passed in the Florida Legislature, managed to get the attention of individuals at the federal level of government. Now, Saturday Night Live (SNL) trashed Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and the Parental Rights in Education bill in a satirical sketch this past weekend
The Parental Rights in Education bill made a national name for itself after Democrats labeled it the, "Don't Say Gay," bill for some of the language in the legislation that would prevent conversations regarding the LGBT community being prohibited in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Last month President Joe Biden (D) publicly slammed the legislation and further claimed that the federal government supports LGBT youth. Now, the bill authored by State Rep. Joe Harding (R-22) was the subject of comedic material for Saturday Night Live, a sketch comedy show watched across the world.
Actress Kate Mckinnon took sarcastic shots at Governor DeSantis and the state of Florida at large. However, the show explained in their own words that the bill, "I feel like there has been a miss understanding," Mckinnon's co-star went on to say, "the law actually means that you can't acknowledge that gay exists at all."
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Mckinon went on to claim that laws like these are, "unconscionable," and could make kids, "depressed." Mckinnon then went on to call the legislation, "the gayest law I have ever seen," and encouraged children, "if you can't say it you might as well sing it."
The legislation passed the Florida House, but Florida Democrats did not go down without a fight. HB 1557, the true name of the bill, intends to give more power to parents over their children's education in the classroom.