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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Law To Teach Gay History

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a landmark bill to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in public school textbooks.

The Associated Press reports:

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state in the nation to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social studies classes in public schools.

Brown, a Democrat, signed the landmark bill requiring public schools to include the contributions of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender in social studies curriculum. The Democratic-majority Legislature had passed the bill last week on a largely party-line vote.

“History should be honest,” the governor said in a statement Thursday. “This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books.”

Brown signed the bill Wednesday, but announced on Thursday that he had done so.

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