Haley says DeSantis didn’t go ‘far enough’ with Parental Rights in Education bill

Former South Carolina Governor and US Ambassador Nikki Haley, who was just announced that she will run for President in 2024, stated that Florida Governor Ron De Santis didn’t go “far enough” with Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, House Bill (HB) 1557, which is also known as “Don’t say Gay.”

“Basically, what it said was you shouldn’t be able to talk about gender before third grade,” Haley said during a speech in a town hall in Exeter, N.H., according to Fox News. “I’m sorry, I don’t think that goes far enough.”

“When I was in school you didn’t have sex ed until seventh grade. And even then, your parents had to sign whether you could take the class,” she added. “That’s a decision for parents to make,”

The bill bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.  It has faced criticism by those who believe it denies people their right to free speech and also targets the LGBTQ+ community.

Haley did praise De Santis as a governor, but feels he should be taking a tougher stance with this law.

“I think Ron’s been a good governor. I just think that third grade’s too young,” Haley said in an interview with Fox News Digital following the town hall speech in New Hampshire. “We should not be talking to kids in elementary school about gender, period.”

“And if you are going to talk to kids about it, you need to get the parents’ permission to do that,” she continued. “That is something between a parent and a child. That is not something that schools need to be teaching.”




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