The governor of the US state of Florida has signed a bill that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, which LGBTQ advocates, students, and civil rights groups have denounced as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Al Jazeera reports that the Governor and other Republicans have repeatedly said the measure is reasonable and that parents, not teachers, should be broaching subjects of sexual orientation and gender identity with their children. But public backlash began almost immediately after it was introduced.