The Walt Disney Company States Intention to Have ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Repealed After Gov. DeSantis Signs it Into Law

Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill, a.k.a. HB 1557 or the Parental Rights in Education bill, into law. The Walt Disney Company released a statement reading, “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts.” Read the full statement below.

Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law. Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that. We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country.

After news broke that The Walt Disney Company donates money to sponsors of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, the company received immense criticism and backlash from its fans and the Disney community.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek sent out multiple emails to Cast Members, only initially acknowledging the situation, and then eventually denouncing the bill and vowing to donate funds to support LGBTQIA+ communities.

Disney made another statement last week among employee walkouts.

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