Critics of the legislation have taken to calling it Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, arguing it entails a dangerous ban of even uttering the word “gay” in classrooms. But while many major news outlets have accurately described the bill and its contents, far too many have adopted this label for the legislation in their headlines. “‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill passes in Florida, goes to governor” read a headline from the Associated Press. “Florida lawmakers pass ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill” read a headline from Axios. “‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill passes Florida Senate,” read a headline from ABC News.
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