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Disney Opposes ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Florida Bill in Reversal

  • CEO Chapek and employees will meet with Governor DeSantis
  • Efforts to work with state’s lawmakers unsuccessful, he says
The Walt Disney Co. Magic Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida.

The Walt Disney Co. Magic Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida.

Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg
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Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek reversed an earlier decision and said the company is now publicly opposed to Florida legislation that would ban discussion of sexual orientation with younger children in schools.

Chapek told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday that he called Governor Ron DeSantis and will schedule a meeting with him and Disney employees to discuss the bill. Chapek said the company will oppose similar legislation across the country.