Today marks another small victory for the LGBT commuity. A petition to repeal the law that requires California public schools to teach about the LGBT community's historical contributions has failed again.
Supporters of the bill argued that if kids have to learn about gay history, including beloved S.F. Supervisor Harvey Milk, it might help to curb anti-gay stereotypes and foster a safer society for bullied gay youth.
Due to the need for new textbooks and other material to incorporate this lesson, most school districts have yet to incorporate this new curriculum requirement, according to the Associated Press. The legislation has pushed back the requirement of schools to adopt the necessary materials to 2015.
This is Stop SB48's second failure to repeal the law; the anti-gay group's first
attempt to put the measure on the 2012 ballot
also did not qualify. Good to know there aren't enough bigoted gay-bashers out there to get this petition passed. Or at least not enough who are registered to vote.