Thursday the California state Senate passed the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48), authored by Sen. Mark Leno, by a vote of 23-14. The bill would require schools to fairly and accurately portray the historic contributions of LGBT people in social sciences and add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's existing anti-discrimination protections that prohibit bias in school activities, instruction and instructional materials. By introducing students to LGBT historical contributions, there is a greater chance that of decreasing school bullying.
But it is instructive to the LGBT community to see how this parent from Newport Beach reacts in this KCBS News report - she thinks it's "a sexual thing." As we learned from Prop 8, many straight people still consider gays in terms of sexual behavior, not sexual orientation or gender identity.
crossposted at LGBT POV