Disney is Florida’s largest private employer, and Orlando’s Disney World also has one of the state’s largest travel destinations.
However, in the mid-sixties, there was a shortage of electricity and water in the area, and when the company wanted to establish itself on the ground, politicians agreed to create a special area, where Disney obtained self-determination.
But after a fierce battle with Florida Republicans, it now appears that the Disney franchises are gone. On Wednesday, the Senate voted to repeal the law that makes self-government possible. On Thursday, the House of Representatives followed, writes The New York Times.
According to the proposal, Disney and other similar counties will be dissolved in June 2023. The only thing missing is the signature of Republican Governor Ron DeSanti.
The conflict escalated quickly When DeSantis banned teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to children under the age of ten. Since then, the Don’t Say Gay Act has been accused of stigmatizing gays and transgender people.
Disney was first criticized for its silence on the issue. Now the company is operating rather than repealing the law – and has also restricted its political donations in the state.
This infuriated DeSantis.
If Disney wanted to start a fight, they picked the wrong guy. “As Governor, I have been elected to put the people of Florida first, and I will not allow a politically correct corporation from California to rule our state,” he wrote in a campaign email to voters on Wednesday. AP.
DeSantis, who was chosen As a potential Republican presidential candidate, he also writes that Disney has long received special treatment in Florida and that the giant’s influence is inappropriate.
Disney did not comment on the vote.
“Unapologetic writer. Bacon enthusiast. Introvert. Evil troublemaker. Friend of animals everywhere.”