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    Default California is first state to mandate gay history lessons in public school

    California has become the first state to mandate gay history lessons in public schools.

    In public school classrooms across the state students will soon be taught a subject that hasn't been part of the curriculum before: gay history, the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

    Lorri Jean -- CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Center of Los Angeles -- says, "Our community has been censored from history books throughout the whole country, just as women were left out of history books, just as African-Americans were left our of history books, gay, lesbian, transgender and bi-sexual have been left out too."

    Fabio Banegas -- Hollywood Hills Resident -- says, "It should be incorporated also to let people know that gay people have a history and it should be told."

    While some parents are already threatening to pull their kids out of public school, others simply have reservations about requiring gay history as part of the social sciences curriculum.

    Parnet Michele Biggar says, 'We have some elementary school age children who would not quite understand. So once kids are old enough to understand about sexual preference and everything, then maybe that would be appropriate."

    Parent Rob Biggar says, "In today's society maybe yes, but being required? Maybe that's pushing it a little too far I think."

    Not so according to Democratic Senator Mark Leno. He authored the bill, Governor Jerry Brown signed it. Now it's up to school districts to apply it.

    San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno says, "That will be decided differently in each school district through local process of local comment, local participation. So, as it will be implemented in one school district, it could be different in another."
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    Absolutely fucking ridiculous. When will the madness stop??!!!!!!!!
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    I agree, this has gone way overboard. Gay history?? Are you kidding me?!? I try to avoid homophobia because in the end it helps no one at all, and gay marriages are fine if that what makes them happy, but this? Some far-fetched cuckoo liberalism in action.

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    I'm a pretty liberal guy, but WTF? You know how you achieve equality? Stop putting labels on yourself. How exactly does this work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Absolutely fucking ridiculous. When will the madness stop??!!!!!!!!
    i agree 100%...whats wrong with just 'history'...why make a big deal if someone was gay, lesbian, white, black, disabled...whatever. the colour of someones skin or their sexual orientation shouldn't really be an issue, it's their contribution to society that counts...fuck this liberal crap. just teach the kids...don't make a big deal about the little things that don't matter. i swear it's shit like this taht creates the hatred in the first place....rant over.
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    This is just disgusting.
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    Morgan Freeman sums up history (be it black, gay or anything) very nicely with this...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister T. View Post
    Morgan Freeman sums up history (be it black, gay or anything) very nicely with this...

    Good one Morgan!! My thoughts exactly.

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    Absolutely fucking ridiculous. When will the madness stop??!!!!!!!!
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    Maybe it would be helpful for kids to know the year that anal lube was invented, or the year that dildos were available online instead of via cheap shops in bad parts of town...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokgtar View Post
    Maybe it would be helpful for kids to know the year that anal lube was invented, or the year that dildos were available online instead of via cheap shops in bad parts of town...
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    I'd need some information on this before passing judgement on it. If it's part of regular American history then it might make sense to spend a few minutes discussing the gay rights movement. But like I said, tough to be critical of it without further information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    I'd need some information on this before passing judgement on it. If it's part of regular American history then it might make sense to spend a few minutes discussing the gay rights movement. But like I said, tough to be critical of it without further information.
    There's no strict curriculum, as far as I hear. Basically, you'd learn about the history of gay rights as well as specific people in history that were gay, for example Harvey Milk. He might have a more prominent spot in social science history books now, and you'd also see something about gay rights and legislation.

 

 

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