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California approves LGBT-inclusive history textbooks

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According to Joseph Patrick McCormick on pinknews.co.uk: California has become the first state to approve LGBT-inclusive history books for primary schools.

The California state board of education on Thursday approved the 10 new textbooks for K-8 schools.

In doing so the state became the first in the US to approve LGBT-inclusive textbooks.

Two other textbooks were rejected as they did not include LGBT history and were in violation of the state’s 2011 Fair Education Act.

The legislation, written by Senator Mark Leno, requires social sciences and history curriculums to teach about LGBT history and people with disabilities.

Thursday’s move has been celebrated by Equality California.

-Read the full story on pink news.co.uk