Well that didn’t take long, did it? Why am I not surprised?
California Gay History Bill: Conservatives Begin Push To Overturn Teaching Law
SACRAMENTO, California — A family advocacy group is already challenging a new California law that adds lessons about gays to social studies classes. Paulo Sibaja of the Sacramento-based Capitol Resource Institute said he started the process Friday for a statewide vote to overturn the bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown a day earlier. Brown, a Democrat, signed SB 48, making California the first state in the nation to teach about gays and lesbians in a public school curriculum. Advocates say the new law will teach students to be more accepting in light of the bullying that happens to gay students. It also ensures that students are taught about the contributions of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender in social studies. Conservatives opposed the law, saying it would teach children to accept homosexuality.
If it wasn’t so sad and pathetic, it might be funny that AP calls this “a family advocacy group” since it’s pretty obvious what they really are. Like the sign says, no child is born homophobic. They have to be taught this “family value” by bigots and their enablers in the media and elsewhere.
We’ll have to see whether this is just an effort to gain some publicity and boost fund-raising by this group or whether it has any real appeal among California voters. But it only goes to show that the fight against bigotry is far from over.