California state senator introduces bill to require LGBT studies in schools
State Senator Mark Leno, (D-SF), proposed new legislation to ensure that the historical contributions of GLBT individuals do not go unnoticed by California students. If enacted, Senate Bill 48 (the Fair Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful, or FAIR, Education Act) would prohibit the exclusion of GLBT people in school curriculum and instruction materials in grades K-12.
“Current law requires social sciences instruction to include a number of groups such as men, women, African Americans, American Indians, Mexicans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, as well as other ethnic groups,” Leno said. “The new bill would insert LGBT individuals into that list.”