California could become the first state to mandate that school districts must teach out of textbooks and instructional materials that include homosexual, bisexual and transgender teachings. On Thursday, the Democrat-controlled state Assembly passed Senate Bill 48—the Fair, Accountable, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act (FAIR Act).
The bill passed the Assembly Education committee on June 22, and the state Assembly sent it through to Gov. Jerry Brown on a 49-25 vote. Brown has 12 days—from the time it hit his desk—to either sign SB 48, veto it or let it become a bill without a signature.
The FAIR Act, written by self-admitted homosexual state Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, will require that homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders be included in textbooks and instructional materials in a manner that does not “reflect adversely” upon them. This means that textbooks and materials—for students in kindergarten through 12th grade—must present lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, groups and lifestyles in a positive manner. Nothing negative or perceived to be negative about them can be presented.