The Miami-Dade School Board overwhelmingly voted to reject recognizing October as LGBTQ History Month.
After hearing three hours of heated debate, the board voted 8-1 Wednesday evening to strike down the measure that could likewise have included teaching 12th graders about Supreme Court cases Obergefell v. Hodges (inventing the constitutional to gay marriage) and Bostock v. Clayton County (adding a sexual orientation protection to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964).
This past year, the board voted 7-1 and only defining October as LGBTQ History Month, a thing that didn’t include teaching about Obergefell or Bostock.
The lone vote in favor was school board member Lucia Baez Geller, who proffered the measure.
There’s an election year and the anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric is really a tool utilized by some to spread misinformation, she said, based on the Miami Herald. That is just plain disinformation.
The outlet also reported there have been 35 to 45 people waiting in line to comment in support or contrary to the measure.
Those that spoke and only the measure argued that the passing of the measure would develop a safe and reaffirming environment.
Maxx Fenning, who’s responsible for PRISM FL which, based on the Herald is really a nonprofit organization that delivers sexual health information to LGBTQ+ youth took it several steps further by comparing those contrary to the measure to Nazis.
He spoke with a pink triangle on his shirt in a mention of the pink triangle Nazis made gay people wear, saying, LGBTQ history is American history.
The all-too-predictable tactics from the left comparing those that disagree using them to Nazis didn’t sway the board, however.
Many who spoke contrary to the measure were concerned that it had been just one more instance of a school board wanting to indoctrinate children, with one pastor telling the Herald that it had been a Trojan horse. Other opponents raised parental rights and responsibilities in teaching their children about LGBTQ persons.
While Florida passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, it only prohibits the teaching of sexual orientation through third grade. Miami-Dades measure to instruct concerning the Supreme Court cases was for 12th graders, however the district would still regard the complete month of October as you defined by different sexual orientations.
Baez Geller insisted that parents and students could opt from the Supreme Court part of the measure.
The vote comes because the Miami-Dade County School Board flipped to conservative control on August 23 though, new members aren’t set to take office until November.
Miami-Dade may be the countrys fourth largest public school district.
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