TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — State and local governments, public schools, and postsecondary state-funded institutions would be restricted on what flags could be flown or posted under a proposed law. The move comes after employees at several local municipalities and public schools across Florida have displayed flags to push an agenda.
The Florida Standard reported on a Wellington dad who sued a Palm Beach County middle school last fall for “homosexual indoctrination” after a teacher displayed a gay “Pride” flag as a segue to discuss her gay lifestyle with students.
Dr. Frank Deliu told The Florida Standard that his lawsuit is now in legal limbo after a Palm Beach County Circuit Judge made rudimentary errors in ruling on the school district’s motion to dismiss.
LIMITING FLAG DISPLAYS
According to HB 101, sponsored by Rep. David Borrero (R-Miami-Dade), state and local governments, including public schools and universities, would only be allowed to fly the following flags:
- United States flag
- Florida State flag
- POW-MIA flag
- Florida Firefighter Memorial flag
“No other flag may be exposed to public view for exhibition or display, in any manner, by a governmental agency, local government, or unit of local government,” the bill’s text says.
If passed, the bill would go into effect on July 1 this year.