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After Florida sued, the state sued Disney World

new members Central Florida Tourism Observation Districtall nominated by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, voted unanimously to sue Disney in state court in Orlando.

They also voted to defend themselves in federal court in Tallahassee, where the multinational entertainment company sued the Florida governor last Wednesday. Disney thinks it’s being answered by the Republican governor for opposing a Florida bill dubbed ” Don’t say like me “.

In its lawsuit against Mr. DeSantis and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, Disney is asking the judge to reverse the governor’s takeover of the large theme park area, which Disney had controlled for 55 years.

Disney sued last week after Central Florida Tourism Observation District It voted to cancel an agreement that gave the company power over design and construction decisions at its sprawling estate near Orlando.

constant struggle

Disney’s lawsuit was the latest in a more than year-long dispute between Disney and Governor DeSantis, who is preparing to enter the Republican primaries ahead of the upcoming US presidential election.

The feud began last year after Disney, under considerable pressure, publicly opposed a Florida law banning classes on sexual orientation and gender identity in early primary elections, a policy critics call ” Don’t say like me » [Ne prononcez pas le mot gai].

In response, Mr. DeSantis has taken back control of the Autonomous District at Disney World and appointed a new board of supervisors to oversee municipal services at the sprawling theme parks near Orlando.

But before the new board of directors arrived, Disney pushed through a last-minute deal that stripped the new supervisors of much of their power.

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