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Gabrielle Union Criticizes Disney Over Reaction to 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

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Disney over its reaction to Florida's controversial new bill that will prevent teachers from discussing LGBTQ+ issues with students up to third grade.Called the "Don't Say Gay" bill by critics, the Parental Rights in Education bill was passed by Florida's House of Representatives on February 24, before being passed by the Republican-controlled state Senate this month.Disney CEO Bob Chapek, who has faced criticism from employees for not publicly condemning the legislation, last week stated that he would be meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and LGBTQ+ leaders at Disney to discuss the bill.Union revealed her continued dissatisfaction with Disney's reaction while attending Wednesday's premiere of Disney+' Cheaper by the Dozen, in which she co-stars with Zach Braff.The actress told Variety: "Somebody asked me, 'Are you disappointed?' I'm disappointed when my order isn't right at [burger restaurant] In-N-Out.

I don't even think that's a word that you could use for something like this, where children's lives are literally hanging in the balance."We need to own that if you truly are taking stands against hate and oppression, you should not fund hate and oppression.

Period. The damage is done."Disney owns a number of sizable properties in Florida, including the Disney World theme park in Orlando.

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