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Wed Feb 7, 2024, 09:14 AM Feb 2024

DeSantis backs flag bill, but it stalls in Florida Senate


TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday supported a proposal that would restrict what flags can be flown at schools and other public buildings, as critics of the bill — and Senate analysts — questioned prohibiting flags that represent a “political viewpoint.”

Under the bill, government agencies, public schools, colleges and universities would be prohibited from flying any flag that “represents a political viewpoint” including any “politically partisan, racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint.” Debate has focused heavily on the potential that it could bar LGBTQ+ pride flags at public buildings.

Members of the LGBTQ+ advocacy group Equality Florida were among opponents who spoke against the measure, arguing it singles out LGBTQ+ people by banning pride flags.

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DeSantis backs flag bill, but it stalls in Florida Senate (Original Post) Sancho Feb 2024 OP
Okay, Governor Meatball, answer me *this*: Buns_of_Fire Feb 2024 #1
They are nuts. A rainbow is neutral, it doesn't speak Walleye Feb 2024 #2
DeSantis is about to learn how long that slide down hill is going to be a doozy. marble falls Feb 2024 #3
Florida's biggest problem is the rainbow flag... Chainfire Feb 2024 #4


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1. Okay, Governor Meatball, answer me *this*:
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 09:27 AM
Feb 2024

What flag doesn't express a political viewpoint, one way or another? Even a flag with nothing more than Mickey Mouse on it could be interpreted as taking sides!

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