Florida Republicans pass school bills on pronouns, diversity

FILE - This combination of Aug. 4, 2022, images shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, and Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during separate news conferences in Tampa, Fla. Federal appeals judges on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, heard arguments over whether DeSantis wrongly suspended the elected state prosecutor last year after comments he made opposing abortion prosecutions. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Republicans on Wednesday approved bills to ban diversity programs in colleges and prevent students and teachers from being required to use pronouns that don’t correspond to someone’s sex, building on top priorities of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.