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CA Senate passes bill that would require teaching of gay history

April 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The California Senate has approved legislation that would require every public school in the state to teach gay history in social studies class.

The bill leaves it up to local districts to decide what to include in the lessons and in what grade the lessons would be taught.

Supporters hope learning gay history will counter homophobic stereotypes and reduce bullying.

The bill passed Thursday on a 23 to 14 vote. It now goes to the Assembly.