Some fear ‘chilling effect’ as Florida advances ‘don’t say gay,’ ‘anti-woke’ laws
An aerial photo of the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. - Felix Mizioznikov/Dreamstime/TNS

ORLANDO, Fla. — A short educational cartoon on civil rights upset a Seminole County mother, who complained it was “racially divisive” and its drawing of a gay pride flag wrongly introduced sex education to her son. District administrators determined the video, used in a fifth-grade class, met Florida’s academic standards and did not violate any state rules. Nevertheless, students can now only view it with parent permission. In Osceola County, the school district canceled a workshop for social studies teachers, worried — incorrectly, according to the history professor scheduled to present the w...