Florida federal judge refuses to block critical child protection bill

Democrats screamed about Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation — formally known as the Parental Rights in Education bill — all year long.

In an attempt to squash the bill, which was easily passed by the state’s legislature, a federal judge ruled otherwise, refusing to allow school districts across the state to block the implementation of the new law, which aims to protect children from being exposed to what most people consider inappropriate content.

As Townhall noted, it was U.S. District Judge Wendy Berger who issued the ruling.

The judge’s ruling was the second of its kind, in October alone.

No standing

It was Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody who determined that the most recent plaintiffs who are attempting to squash the law lacked any standing to do so.

“Plaintiffs have not pointed this court to any policy or procedure from Orange County that they allege has resulted in an increase in bullying that S.C. might experience at school,” the judge wrote.

She added: “While the court is sympathetic to the Cousins’ fear that their child may be bullied, it is simply a fact of life that many middle school students will face the criticism and harsh judgment of their peers. S.C. is not alone in this regard.

“Indeed, middle school children bully and belittle their classmates for a whole host of reasons, all of which are unacceptable, and many of which have nothing to do with a classmate’s gender identity.”

In other words, the plaintiff’s family member, like anyone else their age in school, will likely have to face adversity at some point. Overcoming it and even conquering it should be the primary goal.

National version?

Democrats this week were outraged at the possibility of a national bill similar to what they call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida.