Florida state Rep. Adam Anderson has proposed a measure that would expand Florida’s prohibition against teaching some students about sexual orientation and gender identity — another provision in the bill would ban public school workers from sharing their preferred pronouns with students, if those pronouns do not align with their sex.
This measure is more than the law that was passed last year and prohibits teaching sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through grade 3.
State law states that “classroom instruction by school personnel and third parties on sexual orientation/gender identity may not be given in kindergarten through grade 3, or in a way that is not age-appropriate, developmentalally appropriate for students, in accordance with state standard.”
But Anderson’s proposal would expand that prohibition to prekindergarten through eighth grade — the legislative text stipulates that this provision would also apply to charter schools.
The bill would prohibit public school employees from sharing their preferred pronouns with students if they don’t align with their sexuality. It also bans public school workers and students from sharing their preferred pronouns.