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July 22, 2011 | 3:50 pm

Conservative Groups Aim to Derail LGBT History Bill With Referendum

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Conservative groups are aiming to derail the recently signed FAIR Education Act through a referendum, a coalition of organizations has announced. The legislation, SB 48, is also known as the “gay history bill,” and requires school curricula in California to include contributions by gay and lesbian Americans. I talked to Brad Dacus, attorney for and […]

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Governor Signs FAIR Education Act — LGBT History Bill

July 14, 2011 | 11:41 am

Governor Signs FAIR Education Act — LGBT History Bill

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Governor Jerry Brown today signed a landmark bill amending the state’s education code to require inclusion of historical contributions of gays and lesbians in textbooks and curricula. The bill was sponsored by local State Senator Mark Leno. Read the full text of the bill here. Brown issued this statement: “History should be honest. This bill […]

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Explaining the FAIR Education Act, AKA the LGBT History Bill

July 8, 2011 | 8:52 am

Explaining the FAIR Education Act, AKA the LGBT History Bill

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On Tuesday the Assembly passed the FAIR Education Act, which would require school curricula in California to include contributions by gay and lesbian Americans. The bill, which you can read here, was sponsored by Bay Area State Senator Mark Leno and is now waiting to be signed — or not — by Governor Jerry Brown. […]

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