Posts tagged ‘California State Assembly’

July 8, 2011

Sen. Mark Leno: Excluding LGBT Americans From Textbooks Is Censoring History

by Accidental Bear
California State Senator Mark Leno at the Gran...

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California lawmakers ok bill to add LGBT figures to history textbooks. Thomas Roberts talks with state senator Mark Leno who introduced the bill. Not teaching our children about LGBT members in history who have fought for civil rights for all would be given them a handicap in life. Half- truths about history is never a positive  or productive thing. AB

July 5, 2011

State Assembly Passes Fair Education Act Authored by Senator Mark Leno

by Accidental Bear

This is a big deal people!

Sacramento – Today, the California State Assembly in a 49-25 vote passed a bill that would require schools to fairly and accurately portray the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement and the historic contributions of the diverse LGBT community in social science instruction. The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48), authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would also add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s existing anti-discrimination protections that prohibit bias in school activities, instruction and instructional materials. 

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