Disney has been stripped of its longstanding special status as a self-governing area of Florida, after Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis punished the company for refusing to support its culture war on “woke” LGBT policies.
The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would dissolve the private government of Walt Disney World.
The swift push by Florida Republicans was widely seen as brazen retaliation after Disney, the Sunshine State’s largest private employer, suspended political donations in the state and condemned a new education law that opponents call “Don’t Say Gay”.
The law, known as Parental Rights in Education, among other things prohibits discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity at the elementary school level in Florida classrooms and limits for students older.
“Disney and other woke corporations will no longer get away with peddling their unchecked pressure campaigns,” DeSantis, who will have to sign the bill, said ahead of the vote.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-21 19:39:27