Marvel Studios said it was “strongly opposed” to any law affecting the rights of the LGBT community, after US politicians passed a controversial bill.
Republicans in Florida recently passed what opponents call a “No Gay Saying” bill that restricts teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity to young children in the state.
The superhero brand said it is “proud” to stand with the community and pledge to continue to support and allies.
It comes as The Walt Disney Company, which owns Marvel, has come under heavy criticism for not using its vast influence in the state to try to circumvent the bill.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek later apologized for the company’s silence on the matter and suspended Disney’s political donations in Florida earlier this week.
A statement released online by Marvel Studios reads: “We vigorously denounce any and ALL laws that violate the basic human rights of the LGBTQIA+ community.
“Marvel Studios stands for hope, inclusiveness and strength; and we are proud to stand with the community.
“Today, we pledge to continue our strong commitment as allies promoting the values of equality, acceptance and respect.”
The so-called Don’t Say Gay Bill prohibits instruction about “sexual orientation or gender identity” in U.S. schools from kindergarten through third grade.
Republican politicians argue that parents, not teachers, should be the ones to discuss gender issues with children in their formative years.
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