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Feb 11, 2019 by Michael

LGBTQ History Will Now Also Be Taught At New Jersey Schools

New Jersey has become the second state in the union to require schools to teach about the history of LGBTQ. The new law requires public school teachers to include lessons about the political, social and economic contributions of gay and transgender people. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the measure Thursday, according to CBN.

LGBTQ+ history is part of our shared story, and students deserve to know it

The legislation was modeled after California's measure and the governor said he was “honored” to sign it. The legislation makes teaching “about the rich contributions and accomplishments of our LGBTQ community and those with disabilities” mandatory.

Murphy recently tweeted that students “deserve to know” about the societal contributions of LGBTQ people.

"LGBTQ+ history is part of our shared story, and students deserve to know it. Proud to sign a bill that makes New Jersey the second state in the nation to require an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum in our schools." https://t.co/PuOxTbrzgI

“The governor believes that ensuring students learn about diverse histories will help build more tolerant communities and strengthen educations outcomes,” said Christine Lee, a spokeswoman for Murphy.



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