Florida lawmakers to consider change to controversial ‘Parental Rights in Education’ bill

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida lawmakers will consider a change to the controversial “Parental Rights in Education” bill.

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The bill would limit discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation in school.

A state lawmaker added another controversial restriction to the proposed “Parental Rights in Education” bill.

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A change to the legislation would require schools to let parents know within six weeks if their child comes out as LGBTQ.

The measure is receiving national attention and pushback.

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State Rep. Anna Eskamani filed an amendment in direct response.

The amendment would allow students to sue the Florida Department of Education for damages for “irreparable harm” caused by the disclosure of their sexual orientation.

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Channel 9′s Christy Turner emailed the lawmakers behind the original bill and the bill’s amendment for comment. She has not received a response yet.

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