On March 29, 2022, Florida Attorney General Ashely Moody and Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida, along with 20 other states, is suing the Biden administration over the federal transportation mask mandate.
“You still have this federal rule that was just extended, forcing people to wear masks on airplanes,” DeSantis said. “And it’s turned the airlines into having to police this. It’s created a lot of unruly passenger situations because it’s so frustrating for people. And so this is something that I’ve been opposed to for a long time.”
Gov. DeSantis announces a lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s continuation of the transportation mask mandate. https://t.co/tiu5F1NaGA
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 29, 2022
This comes just one day after DeSantis signed a controversial bill prohibiting sexual identity discussions in kindergarten through third grade, and requiring such discussions to be “age-appropriate” in subsequent grades.
“We have seen curriculum embedded for very, very young children — classroom materials about sexuality and woke gender ideology. We’ve seen libraries that have clearly inappropriate, pornographic materials for very young kids. And we’ve seen services that were given to students without the consent or even knowledge of their parents across the country and we — unfortunately, that’s happened here in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said prior to signing the bill.