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US education secretary to Florida LGBTQ kids: Got your back


March 18, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In another clash between President Joe Biden's administration and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke with LGBTQ students to say the federal government supports them even if the governor does not.

Cardona's call Thursday with students, parents and teachers was a response to Florida legislation opponents call the "don't say gay" bill, which forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. The Legislature passed the bill and DeSantis is expected to sign it.

"The goal he...

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