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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) has signed a bill into law requiring public schools in the state to include LGBT history in their curriculums.

The legislation mandates that “in public schools only, the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.” It goes into effect July 1 next year.

One of the bill’s co-sponsors, state Sen. Heather Steans (D) said after it passage in May, “It is my hope that teaching students about the valuable contributions LGBTQ individuals have made throughout history will create a safer environment with fewer incidents of harassment.”

Steans added, “LGBTQ children and teenagers will also be able to gain new role models who share life experiences with them,” The Hill reported.

Victor Salvo, executive director of non-profit LGBTQ organization the Legacy Project issued a statement on Friday praising the law’s passage, saying, “We applaud and thank Gov. Pritzker for approving this law and for his commitment to LGBTQ inclusion. Illinois is on the right side of history with this important, life-saving law.”

Illinois joins four other states that have already passed similar legislation: California, Colorado, New Jersey, and Oregon.

According to The Huffington Post, the new law in Illinois “also includes similar mandates for African American history and that of various other groups, including Polish, Irish, Italian, Hispanic and Asian Americans.”

The text of the bill also states, “the teaching of history also shall include a study of the role of labor unions and their interaction with government in achieving the goals of a mixed free enterprise system.”

  • Patriot1951 says:

    Another good reason to have your kids in Christian schools!

  • Oh no says:

    Look at this fat peice of shit with his smug ass smile. All of his perverted fantasies about little kids coming to fruition. Creepy Libral Fred Flintstone look alike.

  • Wes says:

    The State of Illinois is a demonstration of the failures of liberal leadership. The Democrats have had complete control of the state for many years now and it is not only bankrupt financially but also morally. People are fleeing the state like rats from a sinking ship.

  • Nobody N Particular says:

    Further proof that public “education” is nothing of the sort, it is actually government indoctrination. All parents who value morals, ethics and the truth; please remove your children from these god-awful institution of mental enslavement.

  • Houston Mason says:

    This is embarrassing.

  • CF