A Colorado Republican politician named Lauren Boebert received criticism after tweeting that she didn’t remember teachers mentioning their pronouns or marital status in class.
Many in the LGBTQ community believe that restricting educators from discussing their identities outside of the classroom violates their rights and mental health. Many conservatives have countered this argument by saying it's inappropriate for educators to discuss these issues with students.
Last week, spokespeople for the White House Karine Jean-Pierre released a statement regarding a controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida. Boebert responded to this clip by saying Jean-Pierre’s words were unjustified and even anti-LGBTQ. He pointed out how Jean-Pierre was criticizing the state for banning public school employees from discussing their sexuality and love.
Critics consider the bill's restrictions on discussing personal life information an affront to LGBTQ people. However, Boebert asked why Democrats would take issue with the bill when they apparently don't like its effects.
A Colorado Republican, Lauren Boebert, appears alongside an insert with a pride flag for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. After a series of memes depicting her public image ridiculed her statements, she admitted she doesn’t remember teachers listing their pronouns or telling students their personal life growing up.
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This Saturday, a Republican public servant tweeted that he couldn't understand why anyone would claim their marital status or pronouns were improper. The reasons given by these educators, he claims, only serve to educate.