New York City Mayor Eric Adams has launched digital ads in five Florida markets aimed at attracting residents who are offended by what the left has falsely labeled the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — legislation that merely restricts classroom instruction about sexuality and gender for children in early grades.
Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act into law. Democrats falsely claim that it criminalizes the word “gay” and targets vulnerable children for bullying.
In fact, it is New York City that bullies people and criminalizes speech, with the local Commission on Human Rights mandating the use of an individual’s “preferred pronouns,” as the New York Post reported in 2016:
Employers and landlords who intentionally and consistently ignore using pronouns such as “ze/hir” to refer to transgender workers and tenants who request them — may be subject to fines as high as $250,000.
The Commission on Human Rights’ legal guidelines mandate that anyone who providing jobs or housing must use individuals’ preferred gender pronouns.
New York has lost residents to Florida in recent years, as residents have fled high taxes, crime, and coronavirus restrictions, so Adams hopes to win some back. It won’t work, because those people were also fleeing the kind of wokeness DeSantis is battling.