Yet another state is now forcing public school kids to learn so-called “gay history” at the expense of real, useful history.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed a new bill into law requiring the state’s schools to teach “gay history” to students by the eighth grade.
The law will require schools to add the history of prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, according to the New York Post.
But there is only so much time in a day for topics to be discussed, so that means real history will have to be cut back to force this fake “gay history” on the state’s children. This agenda curriculum will only make Illinois kids less educated.
The law states that textbooks “must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discriminatory as to any of the characteristics under the Act.”
“One of the best ways to overcome intolerance is through education and exposure to different people and viewpoints,” sponsor Democratic state Sen. Heather Steans said. “An inclusive curriculum will not only teach an accurate version of history but also promote acceptance of the LGBTQ community.”
“It is my hope that teaching students about the valuable contributions LGBTQ individuals have made throughout history will create a safer environment with fewer incidents of harassment,” Steans exclaimed. “LGBTQ children and teenagers will also be able to gain new role models who share life experiences with them.”
“The new law’s goal is simple: to understand that people from different backgrounds deserve the same opportunity to learn and be recognized for their contributions in society as everyone else,” added Dem. State Rep. Anna Moeller.
The bill passed the House by a vote of 60-42 and succeeded in the state Senate 37-17.
Gay rights advocacy group Equality Illinois supported the bill and said the new requirements will have a “positive effect on students’ self-image and make their peers more accepting.”
Illinois becomes the fifth state to pass a law mandating schools teach LGBTQ history.
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