Yesterday, the Miami-Dade Board of Education refused to reapprove LGBTQ 'pride month' for October of this year due to an uproar from the local community.
We wrote yesterday that County Citizens Defending Freedom (CCDF) had issued a 'call to action' to stop the measure from being passed.
Debate and community comment lasted over six hours.
The vote failed 8-1 and Democrats also voted 'no'.
The development comes after recent elections which 'flipped' the Board to a 'parental rights' majority. However, the new board does not seat until November.
CCDF-USA facilitated a process for parents and community members to officially voice their opposition to this agenda item. This process along with CCDF-USA’s work to put our School Board members on notice of the legal implications of voting in favor of and implanting item H-11, resulted in a 8-1 majority vote by the Miami-Dade County School Board, causing the item to fail. CCDF-USA and many Miami-Dade parents and residents are relieved and encouraged by this decision as a step towards an increased focus on Foundational Learning with an emphasis on alignment with local parental and community values, as well as a stronger focus on statutory compliance, said Alex Serano, CCDF Executive Director.