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Calif. Lawmakers Debate Requiring LGBT Studies In School

Just as textbooks devote chapters to the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony, Democratic lawmakers want school curricula to include the study of contributions made by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender America…

Just as textbooks devote chapters to the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony, Democratic lawmakers want school curricula to include the study of contributions made by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Lawmakers are trying to resuscitate a plan that would require state schools to teach about LGBT achievements, the Los Angeles Times reports. Legislators approved the requirement five years ago but ran into opposition from then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

According to the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, the existing law requires that “men, women, black Americans, American Indians, Mexicans, Asians, Pacific Island people, and other ethnic groups to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, be equally represented in curriculum.”

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