Disney Requests Dismissal of Lawsuit by DeSantis and Appointees

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Disney is requesting a Florida judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the company by Governor Ron DeSantis and his appointees regarding Disney World’s governing district. The legal battle emerged after Disney publicly opposed the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation supported by DeSantis and Republican lawmakers. DeSantis has accused Disney of being “woke,” while Disney claims the governor violated its free speech rights. Disney argues that the state court decision is unlikely since the Republican-controlled legislature has already passed a law voiding the agreements. If the case is not dismissed, Disney requests a hold until a federal lawsuit in Tallahassee is resolved.