SACRAMENTO, April 15 (UPI) — California is closer to requiring the teaching of gay history in public schools following approval of legislation by the state Senate.
The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act, sponsored by gay San Francisco Democrat Mark Leno, passed on a 23-14 party line vote Thursday, the Desert Sun of Palm Springs reported.
After passage in the Democratic-controlled Assembly and singing by Gov. Jerry Brown, both of which seem likely, California would become the first state to make curricula include notable gay Americans along with the contributions of women and various ethnic groups. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/04/15/Gay-history-bill-gains-in-California/UPI-77141302889380/#ixzz1JgV5Sqv2