Last year, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Act into law, prohibiting the discussion of LGBT topics in classrooms teaching kindergarten through third grade.
One of the law’s biggest supporters is Moms for Liberty, a largely conservative nonprofit created with the goal to protect parental rights in schools. Angela Dubach, the Pinellas County chapter chair of the organization, spoke before the Pinellas County legislative delegation last week on expanding the reach of the law.
“We are advocating to increase that as far as ages and grades to have it be K-8,” Florida Phoenix reports Dubach saying.
Their desire for further coverage could become a reality. The state legislature is reportedly considering amending the law to include classrooms up to the sixth grade.
In a press availability last December, Florida’s Senate president Kathleen Passidomo voiced her support for including three more grades than originally written into the act.
According to DeSantis’ Press Secretary Bryan Griffin, the governor is open to signing off on such an expansion.
“The governor would certainly consider the merits of such a bill in the final form if it comes to his desk as a product of the forthcoming legislation session,” Griffin told DailyMail.com.
As opponents of the Parental Rights Act have feared, lawmakers are going after more than what was passed last summer.