October 7, 2022

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The Florida Parliament voted to punish Disney for being too progressive

The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday, April 21, removing the favorable conditions for enjoying Disney World Amusement Park, preserving some progressive themes that are not much appreciated by elected Republicans. The text is now due to be signed into law by Florida’s Conservative Governor Ron Disantis, whose relationship with Disney has recently deteriorated, although the company still acts as a tourist magnet in his sunshine.

Bob Sapek, Disney’s CEO, has spoken out against the law, which bans the teaching of sexual orientation or gender identity lessons in elementary school. Desantis did not digest. This text has become a household name among its opponents. “Do not say gay»(“Don’t talk about homosexuals“).

With a Republican majority, both houses of parliament in the capital, Tallahassee, voted in favor of the bill: 23 votes against Senate 16 on Wednesday, followed by 70 against 38 in the House of Representatives on Thursday. Is synonymous with double voting. A setback for Disney, which is an economic heavyweight in the region.

When the Disney World Leisure Center was built in the 1960s, Disney was given special status in the text cross chair. This gives the entertainment company a greater autonomy of local administration and exemptions from most state regulations. This amusement park near Orlando is one of the most visited in the world. Ron Disantis, who employs more than 75,000 people at Disney World, has never had a rift with Disney, and contributed financially to the Republican nominee’s campaign, not to mention the Democratic camp. But they have now become sour and the giant has withheld these election funds.

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