Ill. Governor Signs Bill Into Law Requiring Students to Be Taught About Historical Contributions of Homosexuals
By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Democratic governor of Illinois has signed a bill into law that requires curriculum for public school students to include information on the contributions of those throughout history who identified as homosexual or transgender.
J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 246, sponsored by Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, on Friday. It will go into effect in July 2020.
“In public schools only, the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this state,” the legislation reads. “Textbooks authorized to be purchased … must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act.”