Florida advocates denounce DeSantis signing anti-LGBTQ ‘slate of hate’ bills into law

Advocates for equal rights in Florida on Wednesday blasted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his Republican allies in the state legislature for signing into law four bills that advocates have characterized as a “slate of hate” targeting LGBTQ Floridians. “Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed into law the largest slate of anti-LGBTQ bills in Florida’s history,” said Joe Saunders, senior political director of Equality Florida, on a press call, describing the new laws as “an attack on freedom.” “Free states don’t strip parents of the right to make healthcare decisions for their children,” said Saunders, who recently launched a campaign for the Florida Senate.