On Watch What Happens Live, Cohen called the bill's passage this week "personally disturbing," telling Florida Republicans they're "pretending to solve a problem that doesn't exist. The Florida measure, which awaits Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature, bans "classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity” in kindergarten through third grade. It also prohibits such teaching “in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students,” which critics say could be interpreted to extend to all grade levels. Parents can sue school districts for alleged violations. "There's not a mass conspiracy of kindergarten teachers who are plotting to teach children to be gay," said Cohen. "This is one big dog whistle. You're scaring people into spewing hate and discrimination at the LGBTQ community."
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