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Statement: DeSantis Signs Bigoted Anti-trans Student Bill SB 1028 on First Day of Pride Month

June 1, 2021

Miami, Florida — Today, on the first day of Pride month Governor DeSantis signed a cruel and unnecessary bill that bans trans students in sports. In response, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement.

"Not only did Ron DeSantis just sign a cruel and unnecessary bill that prevents transgender students from playing sports, but he also chose to sign it on the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This bill and the signing of it today is a blatant show of discrimination and bigotry against a community that is meant to be celebrated this month— it exemplifies the exact opposite of the values Florida should stand for. Today and everyday the Florida Democratic Party stands with the LGBTQ+ community, and will continue to fight against any and all discriminatory legislation."

June 1, 2021

For Immediate Release

Contact: Alexandra Caffrey

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