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Governor DeSantis receives backlash for anti-LGBTQ decisions made during Pride Month

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Members of Southwest Florida’s LGBTQ community are accusing Governor Ron DeSantis of declaring war on their community as he has made some controversial decisions on the first two days of Pride Month. Signs of Gay Pride month line the downtown Cape Coral streets as banners that mark the event’s kick off. But many people in the community are upset with the way the governor is kicking off the celebration.  On June 1st, Governor DeSantis banned trans girls from playing girls sports. “It’s pride month and the timing is totally off but my feeling...

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DeSantis signs bill that aims to stop social media censorship on politicians

MIAMI, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday designed to hold Big Tech companies accountable for censoring Floridians online. The Florida governor signed Senate Bill 7072 into law in the press conference held at Florida International University around 10:30 a.m. The bill gives Floridians the right to sue Big Tech platforms that violate this law. “Floridians who are de-platformed will be able to sue big tech companies who violate the law,” DeSantis said. “If Big Tech censors enforce rules inconsistently, to discriminate in favor of the dominant Silicon Valley...

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DeSantis signs law aimed at protecting state from sea level rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida, which is one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise, will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years to protect against coastal flooding under a bill signed by Governor DeSantis on Wednesday. The Department of Environmental Protection will be required to prepare a flooding and resiliency plan. The department will also provide up to $100 million annually to local communities who identify areas along the coast and other waterways that are at risk to sea level rise, reported the Associated Press. “This is a really...

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WATCH LIVE: Governor DeSantis holds press conference in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Governor DeSantis is expected to hold a press conference in Fort Myers Wednesday. DeSantis is scheduled to speak at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on McGregor Boulevard. The press conference will begin at 4:45 p.m. WATCH LIVE: The post WATCH LIVE: Governor DeSantis holds press conference in Fort Myers appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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