Breaking News! Brown Signs SB-48 into Law
Today, Governor Brown signed legislation mandating the inclusion of LGBT accomplishments and contributions in school lessons and textbooks.
This is a historic moment as California becomes the first state in the Union to make this requirement.
Republicans in the Legislature had opposed the bill arguing that it would "impose a gay agenda" on students.
Ben Lopez of the Traditional Values Coalition called the bill's signing "A sad day for California....it's absurd and offensive."
The National Center for Lesbian Rights released the following statement in support of Gov. Brown's actions;
“We salute Governor Brown for signing, Senator Mark Leno for sponsoring, and the California legislature for passing this historic bill that reverses decades of censorship and discrimination against LGBT people in public school classrooms. Finally, all California students will learn about the contributions and accomplishments of LGBT people throughout history and into the present. LGBT students will be able live openly and with pride, knowing that their state and their schools embrace them and recognize their worth. The Governor’s and legislature’s foresight will be repaid many times over when the next generation of California youth enter the world as healthier, more confident, and better-educated adults. This is the beginning of a new era of full inclusion and support for LGBT youth and their families in public schools, and I am proud that California is once again leading the way.”
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