May 18, 2022

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Florida Gov. Disney enacts legislation ending favorable status

Florida Gov. Disney enacts legislation ending favorable status

Florida Gov. Ron Desantis signed a law into law on Friday that would put an end to Disney World’s theme park, making it one of the most popular entertainment giants in the world. .

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During the construction of the Disney World Leisure Site in the 1960s the text was given special status in the crosshairs. It provided for greater autonomy of local management and exempted it from most regulations within the ‘State’. .

After Disney CEO Bob Chopek spoke publicly against a law promoting the governor’s banning the teaching of subjects of sexual orientation or gender identity in elementary school, Mr. Relationships between DeSantis and Disney have soured.

Its adversaries nicknamed the text “Do not say gay” (“Do not talk about homosexuals”).

Initially, Bob Chopek was reluctant to take a position on the text, according to a leaked internal memo. Disney employees demonstrated against the group’s “indifference” and calls for expulsion began to circulate on social media, eventually leading to the CEO coming out against the law.

“You are a company headquartered in Burbank, California, and you are using your financial power to attack parents in my state. We consider it a provocation and we will fight it, “said Desantice, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.

Disney’s theme park near Orlando is one of the most visited in the world and the Disney brand is a favorite of Americans.

With its special status, Disney has guaranteed many important public services, such as garbage collection or water purification, and some elected officials fear that the abolition of this status will result in a debt transfer to local governments.

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