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Parents Mixed on 'Don't Say Gay' Laws, According to New Poll

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national tracking poll of 4,410 adults conducted between April 20-23 in the aftermath of Florida’s “don’t say gay” law by Morning Consult.The poll found that 68 percent of all respondents strongly or somewhat supported sexual education being taught in K-12 schools, with only 23 percent of those polled opposed.

Those numbers include both Democrat and Republican respondents.There was far less support for teaching the history of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement in K-12 schools.

A plurality of 46 percent supported the idea, while 39 percent opposed it.On the topic of teaching sexual and gender identity in K-12 settings, a plurality of 45 percent opposed the idea, with 41 percent supporting it.Annise Parker, president and CEO of the pro-LGBTQ Victory Fund, told Morning Consult the findings are the result of folks fearing what they don’t know.“One of the reasons we’ve made such great progress over the years in terms of how the public perceives people who are gay and lesbian is because of proximity — knowledge of people coming out individually.

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