(CP) – LGBT history must now be taught in Illinois public schools, according to a recently passed law. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the legislation on Friday, requiring public schools in the Midwestern state to teach students about the historical contributions of LBGT persons in U.S. history. Supporters of the law insist the curriculum will curb bullying against students who identify as LGBT. The law also requires that the

state Board of Education must provide a list of textbooks authorized for purchase under the law every year. The legislation reads: “Each public school district and state-recognized, non-public school shall, subject to appropriations for that purpose, receive a per-pupil grant for the purchase of secular and non-discriminatory textbooks. “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 history9of this country and this State.” READ MORE

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