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Marvel stands with LGBT community and ‘strongly denounces’ controversial US ‘don’t say gay’ bill

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pic.twitter.com/hZHGc10BzhTheir statement comes after The Walt Disney Company, which owns Marvel, was criticised for not using its influence in the state to try and quash the bill.Disney’s chief executive Bob Chapek later apologised for the company’s silence on the matter and suspended their political donations in Florida earlier this week.Florida’s controversial Parental Right in Education bill, which has been nicknamed the ‘don’t say gay’ bill, restricts schools in the state from teaching students about sexual orientation and gender issues, with teachers potentially facing lawsuits if they fail to comply.Republican politicians argues that it should be down to parents, not teachers, to educate children on gender issues during their formative years.The unexpected way sitcom Stath Lets Flats inspired Oscar Isaac for Moon KnightOscar Isaac wants Moon Knight to team-up with Daredevil, Blade and Ghost RiderMoon Knight star May Calamawy hopes series will educate on Egyptian mythology and cultureThe text of the legislation states: ‘Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through [third grade]’ or ‘in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards’ in other grades.It adds that parents ‘may bring an action against a school district to obtain a declaratory judgement’ and they may be awarded damages and legal fees if it is found that a school violated the bill.Got a story?If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page –.

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