Anti-gay groups like the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the Family Research Council are ramping up their effort to overturn California’s FAIR Education Act — which requires the schools to include the contributions of LGBT people to history and culture. Jeremy Hooper notes that the repeal campaign have issued a scare flier suggesting that students will be required to learn about Chaz Bono at the expense of historical figures like George Washington:
But the law doesn’t narrow the curriculum — it expands it. In fact, the state has successfully incorporated lessons about women, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Asian Americans all without sacrificing the contributions of the founding fathers.
If the groups gather 504,000 valid signatures by Oct. 10, voters will vote on whether to repeal the FAIR Act at the June 2012 ballot.