Townhall.com Ben Shapiro May 17, 2006
On May 11, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1437. The bill demands “no teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school district sponsor any activity that reflects adversely upon persons because of their … gender … sexual orientation.” Current California law already prohibits discrimination in teaching based on “sex, color, creed, national origin or ancestry.” The addition of “sexual orientation” means that condemnation of homosexuality by public school employees would now be punishable by law; the addition of “gender,” which substitutes for “sex,” is defined according to California law to include “perception of the victim’s identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the victim’s sex at birth” — in other words, if a boy decides to come to school in a dress, teachers may not even request that he change clothes.
But that isn’t all: Homosexuality is to be actively forwarded as a legitimate lifestyle. According to the California Senate Judiciary Committee, “The bill also would direct the school governing boards to include only instructional material that accurately portrays the cultural, racial, gender and sexual diversity of our society, and, in instructional material for the social sciences, include the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to the economic, political and social development of California and the United States of America.” Grade level is not specified in the bill, so presumably, third graders may be learning about the sexual proclivities of Allen Ginsburg.
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