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Lauren Boebert tells gays to “build your own Florida” if you don’t like the Don’t Say Gay law

Rep. Lauren Boebert
Rep. Lauren BoebertPhoto: Gage Skidmore

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is all-in on Florida’s Don’t Say Gay law so much that she is taunting LGBTQ people to build their own Florida where they can be themselves.

Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed the Don’t Say Gay bill, which bans discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades and requires such discussions to be “developmentally appropriate” in older grades. The law doesn’t define what any of those terms mean, instead empowering parents to sue school districts if they feel that the law was violated. Critics say that the law will be used to end discussions of LGBTQ people, even in the context of anti-bullying measures.

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Florida has received harsh criticism because of the law, with stars speaking out against it at the Oscars, President Joe Biden calling the law “hateful,” and Disney – the largest private employer in the state – releasing a statement opposing it.

And Boebert has had enough of these critics, so she decided to tell them off… even if she didn’t quite understand what the law does.

“If you don’t like Florida’s laws protecting kids from doing irreversible damage to their bodies, then build your own Florida,” she wrote.

Leaving aside her misunderstanding of the law – it’s about education, not medical care – commenters didn’t seem to understand what she was telling LGBTQ Floridians to do.

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