Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has slammed Florida’s hateful ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law ahead of the Miami Grand Prix. Over the last few years, the state’s Republican governor Ron DeSantis and his political allies have targeted the local LGBTQ+ community with horrific legislation.
One of the most controversial bills that the conservative official has signed into law is the archaic ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. Under the harmful legislation, teachers and schools are barred from discussing “sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.” Despite the bill’s established restrictive nature, DeSantis signed an expansion to the law on 19 April – which now makes the legislation applicable to all grades, per AP News.
In response to Florida lawmakers’ frequent attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, activists and organisations have used their platforms to condemn their actions, including F1 champion Hamilton.
Ahead of the Miami Grand Prix, the 38-year-old talent slammed the state’s anti-LGBTQ+ policies while speaking to BBC 5 Live. “It’s not good.