In a move that could result in the LAUSD and all California schools needing to replace and pay for new schoolbooks, the State Senate passed a bill today requiring inclusion of the contributions of gays to be included in the curriculum.
The bill would require California’s social science textbooks to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to the state and nation’s history. (source: MSNBC)
The bill still needs to pass assembly, where some predict it will be easily struck down.
I’m a strong supporter of gay marriage, but this bill sounds absolutely ridiculous. Why is a sexual preference relevent to learning about history? Teaching tolerance is one thing, but pointing out which way historical figures swung is another.
Then again, maybe I’m missing something here… were there signifigant contributions made by homosexuals that have gone untold, or have been attributed to others, because they were gay?