Disney sues Ron DeSantis over ‘retaliation’ for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ stance
Disney on Wednesday sued Florida governor Ron DeSantis and different officers, claiming that the state’s “retaliation” for its stance on the so-called “Don’t Say Homosexual” legislation violated its constitutional rights.
Till now the US media firm has held again from taking authorized motion towards Florida in the middle of a bitter yearlong combat with DeSantis, who has declared conflict on “woke Disney”.
Disney stated within the lawsuit filed in a federal courtroom in Florida that the state had violated numerous federal constitutional rights — together with these defending contracts, due course of beneath the legislation and the primary modification proper to free speech.
It’s the newest salvo in a battle between Disney and the Florida governor over who ought to sit on a board overseeing the corporate’s operations in Orlando. DeSantis had changed the board with a slate of political appointees, prompting Disney to ram by means of last-minute contractual adjustments that neutered their powers.
“A focused marketing campaign of presidency retaliation — orchestrated at each step by Governor DeSantis as punishment for Disney’s protected speech — now threatens Disney’s enterprise operations, jeopardises its financial future within the area, and violates its constitutional rights,” Disney’s grievance stated.
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