As I currently reside in Florida, I have been closely watching the situation with Disney and the consequences of its recent actions. If you are not aware of the situation, here are the basics of what has transpired.
In March this year Governor DeSantis of Florida signed a new law, which has been nicknamed by opponents the “Don’t Say Gay” law. Its proper name is the Parental Rights in Education law, and its language is aimed at stopping any classroom instruction in kindergarten through grade three with respect to sexual orientation or gender identity, or any such instruction that is not age or developmentally appropriate with state standards.
In response to this bill, many companies—including Starbucks, Nordstrom and Pinterest—signed onto an existing petition condemning anti-LGBTQ legislation. Ultimately, this list of signatories has grown to more than 200 companies.