Jessica Graham of Moms for Liberty thinks the new law restricting discussion of personal pronouns in schools will allow teachers to shift the "focus on the basic concepts of education -- reading, writing, math -- where they don't have to be burdened by this additional stress and content of sexual orientation and gender identity, when it really has no place in the schools in the first place."
When Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) signed the bill into law at a Christian school in Tampa yesterday, he noted there is a lot of "nonsense" going around.
"What we've said in Florida is we are going to remain a refuge of sanity and a citadel of normalcy," he added.
There have been situations in other parts of the country where a student wants to be referred to in a certain way, but the parents do not want instructors to use those incorrect pronouns. Meanwhile, many teachers do not wish to use a student's preferred pronouns or want school districts to force them to do so.
Graham says this new law helps parents' rights as much as it does those of educators.
"It takes that stress and pressure off of the teachers fearing repercussions if they don't want to use a student's preferred pronouns or don't feel comfortable using those," she submits.
Other bills signed into law Wednesday include a ban on the gender manipulation of minors and a requirement that people use bathrooms for the gender assigned at birth.
Lawsuits are expected.