New York City Mayor Eric Adams has launched digital ads in five Florida markets aimed at attracting residents who are offended by new legislation restricting classroom instruction about sexuality and gender for children in early grades.
BREAKING: @NYCMayor announces a new digital billboard campaign in five Florida markets denouncing the hateful #DontSayGay law and inviting Floridians to move to New York. https://t.co/kPB7J7vJoU pic.twitter.com/1Dqbxmzqjo
— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) April 4, 2022
Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act into law. Democrats have called the law the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, falsely alleging that it criminalizes the word “gay” and targets vulnerable children for bullying.
NYC Mayor Adams says he is putting up billboards in Florida to try and convince gay residents to move to New York City in response to the Parental Rights in Education law that makes it illegal to teach sexual orientation to K-3rd graders.
— American Principles (@approject) April 4, 2022
Ironically, it is New York City that punishes 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.
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