Should LGBTQ curriculum be taught in schools? Illinois legislators think so.

The House passed a bill 60-42.

March 13, 2019 - 3:01 pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK) — The Illinois House of Representatives passed HB 246 Wednesday with a 60-42 vote. If passed by the Senate and signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, this law would require K-12 students to learn curriculum that includes the historical contributions of LGBTQ individuals, effective July 1, 2020.

The bill explains that “textbooks authorized to be purchased must include the contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discriminatory as to any of the characteristics of the Act.”

The legislation was recently discussed on The Marc Cox Morning Show, where executive director of the Illinois Family Institute David E. Smith defended reasons to oppose the bill.

State representative Anna Moeller (D-Chicago) served as chief sponsor of the bill, however 14 Democrats opposed her. See how your representative voted here.

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