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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Mandating Public Schools Teach LGBTQ History

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HUFFPOST.COM

Starting
next year, Illinois public schools will be required by law to include
LGBTQ history in their curriculums. On Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D)
signed House Bill 246, which mandates that the subject be taught as
of July 1, 2020. The measure stipulates that students must study “the
roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
people in the history of this country and this State.” The bill
also includes similar mandates for African American history and that
of various other groups, including Polish, Irish, Italian, Hispanic
and Asian Americans. In keeping with the bill’s objective of
promoting a diverse and inclusive history curriculum, it requires
that “events related to the forceful removal and illegal
deportation of Mexican-American U.S. citizens during the Great
Depression” be taught as well.

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