Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida on Friday revoked Disney’s special tax privileges in the state, culminating an extraordinary clash between one of the Republican Party’s leading figures and a powerful company with deep historical ties in his state.
The move, which reverses 55 years of precedent, came after a weekslong battle with Disney that largely centered on the company’s criticism of an education law Mr.
DeSantis signed that is at the center of America’s latest culture fight. The education law, called the “Parental Rights in Education” measure — or, to its critics, “Don’t Say Gay” — limits classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in some grades. “I’m just not comfortable having that type of agenda get special treatment in my state,” Mr.
DeSantis said on Friday. Widely seen as retaliation, Mr. DeSantis’s move vividly illustrated just how drastically the G.O.P.