California Becomes First State to Mandate Gay History in Curriculum
Khadaroo, Stacy Teicher, The Christian Science Monitor
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the first-of-its-kind bill to include gay history in the California social studies curriculum.
California today became the first state to require that school districts include in their social studies lessons the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
"History should be honest. This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books," said a statement from Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who signed the bill after supporters and opponents endured more than a …
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Publication information: Article title: California Becomes First State to Mandate Gay History in Curriculum. Contributors: Khadaroo, Stacy Teicher - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: July 14, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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