California Bill Adds Gays to Textbooks

    Revelers celebrate with a rainbow American flag during the Gay Pride parade on June 26, 2011 in New York City.  The parade took on extra significance following Friday night's legalization of same-sex marriage in New York, often regarded as the birthplace of the gay rights movement.

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    California’s legislature has passed a bill that would require textbooks and history classes to include the contribution of gays, lesbians, and transgendered Americans. The measure is partly intended to curb classroom bullying of young gay students, but met with fierce opposition from some Republicans who called it part of a “homosexual agenda.” The bill has already passed the state senate, so it now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for a signature or a veto.

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