Board OKs textbooks with LGBT figures after heated debate

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A Northern California school district has narrowly approved a new school curriculum that includes contributions made by LGBT figures.

The Rocklin Unified School District After approved the curriculum in a 3-2 decision Thursday that came after a heated debate in a packed school board meeting that lasted past midnight.

Parents in opposition said elementary students were too young to learn that historical figures identified as gay or lesbian.

The district’s chosen curriculum complies with California’s FAIR Education Act.

The law was passed in 2011 and it mandates that school textbooks and curricula be more inclusive of historically underrepresented communities, including those with disabilities, from various religious backgrounds, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,

It is also referred to as the LGBT History Bill.

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