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Personally I thinks it a good thing. It will further help our kids understand and be accepting of those who are "different: in some way. I also think it could lessen bullying and hate crimes if our kids are taught from early on that its ok to be different. So many people are afraid of what they dont know or dont understand and in my opinion that is what sparks hate crimes. I would LOVE if my kids' school taught this because it would only help to enforce what is taught at home.

LETS ALL BE NICE HERE, SOME OF US DONT SHARE THE SAME VIEWS AND THATS OK BUT NO HATEFULNESS PLEASE. :)

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Amber - posted on 07/15/2011

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This is absolutely a step in the right direction!

The aren't teaching the history of gays. They are teaching history that will include contributions made to society by people who were LGBT. Things like inventions, leaders, movements/rallies, etc.

If sex ed type questions come up, then students can be told that those types of questions are for different classes or home discussions and they don't have enough time to go in depth in that class.
I've had teachers and professors say that about a multitude of topics over the years. The topic opens itself to the discussion, but that doesn't mean it has to be discussed in the classroom.

Lisa - posted on 07/15/2011

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I think it's sad that a law actually has to be written that states what needs to be taught as history. Uummm, last time I checked history was about what happened in the past. So if it's an important part of history, schools should teach about it, if it's not, don't teach it.

And why would people worry about sexual topics coming up? I do not remember in any of my social studies or history classes where they discussed the sex life of george washington or rosa parks.

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I'm all for anti-bullying and treating everyone w/ equal respect, but this definitely doesn't sit right w/ me. I'd have to know exactly what was being taught in my child's specific school/class to know exactly how I feel about it though.

Jenni - posted on 07/15/2011

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I think it's great. Definitely a step in the right direction. California is always so progressive. I hope it passes.....

Jenn - posted on 07/15/2011

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Ooh, that IS interesting! How to teach it in social studies without going down that slippery slope of sex Ed at the same time! I have always taught my children that everyone is different and unique so they are pretty accepting at an early age. I can imagine this new law will cause much upheaval with conservatives against homosexuality being taught at all in public schools.

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