Lawmakers Trying to Mandate Teaching Kids About LGBT Contributions
Now that there’s no Gov. Schwarzenegger in California, state Sen. Mark D. Leno of San Francisco and other Democratic lawmakers have once again put together a bill that, if passed, would require schools to teach students about LGBT contributions to society. The law would require a change in the state's textbooks to reflect the contributions of movement heroes such as Harvey Milk, Alan Turing, Bayard Rustin, and Barbara Gittings. To save the state the cost of a reprint, Senator Leno even suggested they wait for the next scheduled reprint of material to start the new curriculum.
Naturally, the proposal has quite a few critics. Some lawmakers are saying the law would sexualize children long before their time.
“It is, in fact, legislating morality,” said Craig DeLuz, a parent and Sacramento school board member. “It is requiring taxpayers to foot the bill to promote a lifestyle to which they may or may not be morally opposed.”
By teaching them about people who fought for civil rights? Huh. Good to know.