Miami – In response to cheers from some attendees, the Miami-Dade School Board voted Wednesday night to reject making October a historic month for LGBTQ.
Several dozen attendees were able to attend and voice their opinions on the matter, but the meeting became noisy.
Earlier in the day, Rivers Lopez Pozo waved a bright gay flag in front of the Miami-Dade School Board building.
Pozo supported a resolution to make October a historic month for LGBTQ.
“History is important and the LGBTQ community has a lot of history,” she said.
More than 50 people were waiting at the entrance to speak on the topic.
“There are terrifying acts that incite fear,” said outgoing board member Dr. Marta Perez.
Miami-Dade resolutions 12th graders learn about two historic Supreme Court rulings dealing with same-sex marriage and a ban on employers from firing someone for being gay I am adding that it is possible.
“This isn’t about belief, it’s about recognizing the struggle,” said school board sponsor Lucia Baez Geller.
But while some say it violates parental rights, the governor’s office says it does not violate the Parent Bill of Rights signed into the recently signed law. We prohibit the education of gender identity or sexual orientation.
In a written response, the governor’s office said “compliance does not violate the law.”
“Curriculum components are entirely dependent on specific content and presentation. The Department of Education will review and determine if there are any deviations from state standards.”