Former U.N. Ambassador and presidential hopeful Nikki Haley criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the Parental Rights in Education Law, arguing that the law did not go “far enough” to protect young children.
“There was all this talk about the Florida bill — the ‘don’t Say gay bill.’ Basically what it said was you shouldn’t be able to talk about gender before third grade. I’m sorry. I don’t think that goes far enough,” Haley told a New Hampshire crowd on Thursday.
“When I was in school you didn’t have sex ed until seventh grade. And even then, your parents had to sign whether you could take the class. That’s a decision for parents to make,” she continued.
Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, dubbed “Don’t Say Gay” by its critics, bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity through third grade.