Tuesday, August 08, 2006

They had to kill it in order to save it

AB 1437 has been neutered in order to save it from a threatened veto by the governor. The California Assembly voted 56 - 2 to remove the portion of the bill that mandated inclusion of gay and lesbian history in schools. As it now stands, bill merely prohibits any negative portrayal of gays in textbooks.

So gays and lesbian will still be technically invisible as far as schools are concerned.

Well, it's not like they've tried to overturn Loving vs. Virginia... yet. Or the Thirteenth Amendment. Yet. Give 'em time, though, and see how far they'll push back the clock.

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