In a not-unexpected development, there are reports that Paulo Sibaja, legislative director of the Sacramento-based Capitol Resource Institute, has started the process for a statewide vote to overturn SB 48, the bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown a day earlier that requires school curricula and textbooks to include historical contributions by LGBT people,
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Mr. Sibaja on Friday filed a request for a title and summary with the attorney general's office on behalf of the Capitol Resource Institute.
The Chronicle said that backers eventually would have to collect 433,971 signatures to allow voters to decide whether to keep the law in place or reject it.
A news conference is planned for Wednesday, at which the group will give details about a coalition of groups supporting the measure and the financing for the effort.
Sen. Mark Leno, sponsor of the bill, said he was unsurprised by the move, and said it will be challenge to get the necessary signatures, and that, even if so, Californians would reject the measure.