(VitalNews.org) – In yet another instance of an over-opinionated sporting celebrity deciding that the world should have the benefit of his political thoughts, whether the world wants to hear about them or not, British motor racing celebrity Lewis Hamilton has weighed in with his tuppence-worth on Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which was passed into law last year.
The Formula F1 driver, primarily known for speeding around race tracks faster than most other drivers (and also for once having dated the American singer/songwriter Nicole Scherzinger until she booted him out of the relationship in 2015) has vowed to wear a rainbow sticker on his helmet in protest against the bill, an act which has been described to be of such stunning bravery it is without question bound to win him the undying admiration of the LGBTQIA+ crowd.
To summarize, the legislation contained in Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act allows parents (who may have personal objections to the teaching of certain content in schools) to file lawsuits against the schools involved.
The Act is primarily aimed at curbing the excesses of gender identity education and has been labeled by LGBTQIA+ activists as the “Don’t Say Gay” Act, even though the words “Don’t Say Gay” appear nowhere in the legislation. It enforces an absolute prohibition of classroom discussion on the topic between kindergarten and third grade – and classroom discussion from fourth grade until the end of high school education must be either “age-appropriate” or “developmentally appropriate”.
Lewis Hamilton said: “I stand by those within the LGBTQIA+ community and I hope they stand firm and push back against this oppressive legislation. It’s no different from when we were in Saudi Arabia.”
This might be a good time to point out to Lewis Hamilton that Saudi Arabia, due to its strict implementation of Sharia Law, has decidedly old-fashioned views about the appeasement of LGBTQIA+ communities. Perhaps he should be more careful with his comparisons.
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