July 25, 2022

Bill Summary: CS/CS/HB 1557

On March 28, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law HB 1557, one of the most contentious bills in recent Florida legislative history, entitled “Parental Rights in Education” and labeled the “Don’t Say Gay” Act by opponents. By pairing vague language with a new right for parents to sue and receive damages over the provisions in HB 1557, the act creates a “chilling effect” on the discussion or mentioning of sexual orientation or gender identity in Florida classrooms, and has strong potential to create less-welcoming environments in schools for LGBTQ youth and families.

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