‘Don’t Say Gay’ as a federal law? Republicans offer a bill to limit initiatives relating to LGBTQ issues

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Republicans in Congress have sponsored what some are calling a nationwide version of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, sometimes known as the “Don’t Say Gay” Act by its detractors.

The Stop the Sexualization of Children Act of 2022 bill, which would forbid the use of federal funds “to develop, implement, facilitate, or fund any sexually-oriented program, event, or literature for children under the age of 10, and for other purposes,” was introduced on Tuesday by Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana and 32 other Republican members of Congress.

Any depiction, description, or simulation of sexual activity, any lewd or lascivious depiction or description of human genitalia, or any discussion of gender identity, gender dysphoria, transgenderism, sexual orientation, or any related topic are all considered to be “sexually-oriented material” according to the bill.

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