Florida governor DeSantis takes control of Disney’s governing district after ‘don’t say gay’ row

Florida governor DeSantis takes control of Disney’s governing district after ‘don’t say gay’ row

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that gives the state control over Walt Disney World’s self-governing district.

The law strips power uniquely held by Disney for over 50 years and enables more oversight by his Republican-led legislature.

Mr DeSantis said at the bill signing in Lake Buena Vista: “Today the corporate kingdom finally comes to an end.”

“There’s a new sheriff in town, and accountability will be the order of the day.”

The move is seen as retaliation after Disney opposed state laws curtailing gender and sexuality education.

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