Biden’s Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has come out against Florida’s anti-grooming legislation, the Parental Rights in Education law. Murthy, who has called for the censorship of Joe Rogan over guests on his show who opposed the Biden administration’s Covid narrative, is now taking aim at education laws.
“Florida’s recent law restricting discussion about gender identity in school has understandably raised serious concerns. The law concerns me too,” Murthy said on Twitter, before explaining that in his view, the law prevents children from learning about differences in families. Instead, the law prevents teachers from broaching concepts of gender identity and sex that are not age-appropriate.
“Learning that people are different and that not all families look the same—these are important lessons that start early in life, including in school. They help create a society based on understanding and respect. They help children know they belong even if they are different,” Murthy wrote. The White House has claimed that the law is “discriminatory.”
I grew up in Florida and am a proud graduate of the public school system. As a kid who often felt I didn’t belong, it helped tremendously when teachers openly discussed our different backgrounds. This built understanding and reduced shame. 3/4
— Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) March 14, 2022
Florida mom January Littlejohn has one such story, where a school kept her daughter’s social gender transition a secret from her, and gender identity nearly destroyed her family. Littlejohn is currently suing the school district.