MIAMI – To the sound of cheering from some in attendance, the Miami-Dade School Board voted Wednesday night to reject the October release of LGBTQ history.
Dozens of attendees were allowed in to voice their opinions on the matter, but the meeting turned noisy.
Earlier in the day, Rivers Lopez Pozo waved a bright gay flag in front of the Miami-Dade School Board building.
Pozo advocates for a resolution that should become LGBTQ October history month.
“History is important and there’s a lot of history in the LGBTQ community,” she said.
More than 50 people were waiting at the entry to speak on the topic. Internally it is controversial as the speakers favor and reject the solution.
Outgoing board member Dr Marta Perez said: “There is a terrible fear of change.
The Miami-Dade Resolution adds that 12th graders can learn about two historic Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage and the prohibition of employers from firing someone for being gay.
“This is not about trust,” said Lucia Baez-Geller, school board sponsor.
But some say it would violate their parents’ rights, but the governor’s office says it wouldn’t violate the Parental Bill of Rights, which was recently signed into law. That law prohibits teaching about gender identity or sexual orientation to grades K through 3.
In a written response, the governor’s office said, “The observations do not violate the law.”
“The components of the curriculum are entirely dependent on their specific content and presentation. The Department of Education will review and determine if there are any discrepancies with state standards. are not.”