There was a 1978 bill in California that almost banned gay teachers from the classroom.
The "Don't Say Gay" bill is better known as the "Anti-Grooming Bill", according to Christina Pushaw, who is a spokeswoman for the governor.
She said that the bill that liberals call "Don't Say Gay" would be more accurate. If you are against the Anti-Grooming Bill, you are probably a groomer, or at least you don't condemn the grooming of young children.
She said that silence is a form of complicity. I didn't make the rules.
The "Don't Say Gay" law restricts discussion of sexual orientation in the classroom. The legislation has been described as hate speech by critics.
Conservatives want to limit discussions on race, gender, and sexuality in classrooms.
In 1978, a failed ballot initiative in California would have mandated the firing of gay or lesbian teachers, as well as any teachers who supported gay rights at the time.
"Teachers were under attack because they were homosexuals," he stated. The initiative argued that gay teachers would be grooming children.
The governor said that the debate was in the 70s.
Pushaw referred to opponents of the Florida legislation as "groomers" in March of this year.
A lot of people are offended by the fact that the press secretary for the governor of one of the largest states referred to those opposed to the bill as 'g'. She was promoted and not fired. It was certainly not fired.
They did not reply to Insider's request.
The Wednesday remarks were the latest in a series of attacks on the education policies.
The "Don't Say Gay" law and a ban on math books that Republican lawmakers said included components of Critical Race Theory were targeted in an Independence Day ad by California's lieutenant governor.
According to the ad, freedom is under attack in Florida.
He said that Republican leaders were banning books, making it harder to vote, and limiting speech in classrooms.
"I encourage all of you living in Florida to join the fight or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom: freedom of speech, freedom to choose freedom from hate, and the freedom to love," he said. They should not take your freedom.
While Florida remains a "citadel of freedom", California lawmakers are "hemorrhaging population", according to the congressman.
There is a chance that both of them will run for president in the next election.