HB 1557/SB 1834 is a government censorship bill that would ban classroom discussions related to sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. It would silence students from speaking about their LGBTQ+ family members, friends, neighbors, and icons. It would also bar LGBTQ+ students from talking about their own lives, experiences, and families and would deny their very existence. The dangerously vague provisions in the bill would have a chilling effect on support for LGBTQ+ youth by creating new costly liabilities for school districts. Under the bill's provisions, parents unsupportive of a district's policies would be given broad powers to sue for damages and attorney's fees.
HB 1557 / SB 1834: Harming LGBTQ+ Youth and Censoring Discussions Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Schools
Rep. Harding / Sen. Baxley