Partner Roberta Kaplan spoke to Law360 about the roughly two-year legal battle undertaken against Florida state officials concerning the “Don't Say Gay” law. Earlier this month, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and the National Center for Lesbian Rights secured a settlement that resolved a facial challenge to the law brought by more than a dozen parents, students, and teachers throughout Florida, along with non-profit organizations Equality Florida and Family Equality. The agreement effectively nullifies the most dangerous and discriminatory impacts of Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay Law,” and makes clear that the law must be applied neutrally and is no license to discriminate against or erase LGBTQ+ families.

"There was a very dark cloud hanging over the public schools for the last two years. And I like to think that we got rid of the black cloud and it's been replaced by a huge, very long, miles-long rainbow."

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