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Illinois Senate votes to require LGBT history curriculum be taught in schools

The Hill

The Illinois Senate has approved a bill that would require public schools to teach LGBT history.

The measure passed Wednesday on a 34-18 vote, according to The Associated Press.

It mandates elementary and high schools teach a unit studying “the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.”  

School boards would be allowed to determine how much instructional time is spent on the subject.

If the legislation passes in the House and it is signed into law, Illinois would become the second state to require an inclusive LGBT curriculum.

Last year, California became the first state to use LGBT-inclusive history textbooks.

The bill reflects other current laws that require students learn about other groups such as African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Americans.

Some conservative groups pushed back and called on schools to add more dissenting voices from people who oppose “the homosexual movement.”

“The left’s motive is what it always is: It is to normalize homosexuality,” said Laurie Higgins with the Illinois Family Institute, a Christian organization.

Brian Johnson, the CEO of the LGBT organization Equality Illinois, said last month that the legislation counters the negativity LGBT students already face.

“We think all students are better off when we teach them the full breadth of history,” he said. “It makes them more likely to understand that a diverse cast has contributed to our society.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/386023-illinois-senate-votes-to-require-lgbt-history-curriculum-be-taught-in

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8 Responses to Illinois Senate votes to require LGBT history curriculum be taught in schools

  1. Jolly Roger says:

    “….the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State…..”

    Is there any correlation between their contributions to this country and their sexual practices?
    No. There isn’t.

    So instead of history remembering someone as a great artist, writer, or composer, their sexual practices will be dragged out of the mud and used to identify them rather than their accomplishments. This is an insult to every one of them.

    “He was a very talented and inspired artist, and he also had sex with other men”.
    Isn’t that ridiculous?

    How deep in the mud is our school system willing to go to promote homosexuality in this country? Don’t call it “attending class” anymore, because you have none.

  2. Jack says:

    Charlotte Iserbyt is a hero who started blowing the whistle a long time ago.She explains this and things like Death Education (that was begun at Columbine) as all part of demonic Common Core in her book the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America.

  3. galen says:

    I hate the word “require.” It’s “force” in its Sunday clothes.

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  4. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    Hey dad

    I wanna be a girl….

  5. Freeillinois says:

    OMG!

    The Illinois Senate is controlled by people from Chicago; enough said!

  6. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Last year, California became the first state to use LGBT-inclusive history textbooks.”

    I’d have bet the farm on THAT.

    “The left’s motive is what it always is: It is to normalize homosexuality,” said Laurie Higgins with the Illinois Family Institute, a Christian organization.”

    More false paradigm bullsh#t.

    The ‘right’ just PRETENDS otherwise.

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