A lawsuit in federal court claims that Florida’s ‘Stop Woke Act’ is a violation of the First and the Fourth Amendments, ABC affiliate, My Suncoast, reported. When he signed the law, Governor Ron DeSantis claimed the “far-left woke agenda” was “indoctrination:”
‘In Florida, we will not let the far-left woke agenda take over our schools and workplaces. There is no place for indoctrination or discrimination in Florida.’
‘Protect Democracy’ filed its lawsuit for “Honeyfund, Whitespace Consulting, Collective Concepts, and diversity trainer Chevara Orrin. These organizations and individuals claim the WOKE law “violates their Constitutional rights:”
‘This lawsuit challenges Florida’s use of state authority to stifle speech with which those in power disagree — a clear violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.’
Attorney at Protect Democracy Shalini Agarwal, released a statement that read:
‘Our First Amendment right to speak and receive facts is what makes our system of self-government work. In a diverse democracy like ours, it’s particularly damaging for the government to chill conversations about how to create workplaces and businesses that are welcoming to all.’
Her lawsuit argued that Stop WOKE Act is too broad and vague and as such violates the “Due Process Clause” in the Fourteenth Amendment. The suit read:
‘It is unclear what training language would rise to the level of intending to cause employees to “feel guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress,” leaving enforcement ripe for arbitrary application.’
Those favoring the law said it would make both businesses and schoolrooms “more inclusive.” They insisted that liberals used these concepts to make White people experience guilt.
This great experiment could have a chilling effect on the state.
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