Anti grooming legislation recently passed and signed into law in Florida is already facing its first legal challenge from a group of activists who filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday claiming that the bill is "unlawful."
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit brought by "Equality Florida, Family Equality," listed individuals, starting with M.A., a minor being represented by a parent, and a Jane Doe, another minor.
The lawsuit, also mentioned that the Jane Doe plaintiff is a ten-year-old biological male who has identified as female and been encouraged to do so by his family for the past seven years, since the plaintiff was a mere three years old.
The Parental Rights in Education bill, which has been dubbed by its detractors the "Don't Say Gay" bill, requires that teachers of school children from the K-3 grades use materials appropriate to children's ages and levels of cognitive development.
The legal complaint also seeks an immediate injunction which would prevent the law from being enforced while its fate is deliberated.
As defendants, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is named first, along with a laundry list of top members of his administration and of many school board directors of school districts where the plaintiffs or their children attend classes.
The lawsuit also states that "HB 1557 erases other LGBTQ members of the school community and parents, to the detriment of all," and that the bill furthermore "reflects an effort by the state to use its power over public schools to demean and deny the existence of people."