Campaign To Overturn Gay History Law Fails To Make Ballot In California
Written by Instinct Staff |
Thursday, 19 July 2012
|Tags: sb 48, california, california schools, gay history, lgbt history, gay contributions, sexual minorities|
Plans to eradicate the gays from history (at least for students in California public schools) have fallen short.
According to the Associated Press, "Opponents of a law that requires California public schools to cover the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have again failed to qualify a ballot measure that would have overturned the requirement."
More after the jump!
The effort to stop SB 48 was led by the Pacific Justice Institute. The organization's lawyer Kevin Snider says the group's campaign did not gather enough signatures by Monday's deadline to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot that would "exclude sexual minorities from the list of groups whose roles in history and social science schools must teach."
The group collected about 446,000 signatures out of the 504,760 required; they focused their efforts largely on churches.
Pacific Justice Institute also failed at an earlier attempt this year to put the gay history lesson law on the ballot.
Senate Bill 48 took effect in January, but AP reports that most school districts have yet to implement it.
Get on that!