Lawsuit charges ‘parental rights’ measure violates federal laws

A federal lawsuit filed in Orlando is seeking to stop implementation of House Bill 1557, the “Parental Rights in Education” measure that critics dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law.

The suit was filed by families of public school children in Orange County and Indian River County, an Orange County high school student who is openly gay, and a coalition of LBTTQ+ community centers.

The plaintiffs seek to have the law tossed for violating freedom of speech, for depriving due process for families of gay children, and for depriving equal justice under federal law.

“HB 1557 was enacted to shame and silence

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