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  • Homosexual Curriculum Bill Passed by Calif. Senate

    05/25/2007 7:45:14 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 61 replies · 2,204+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 5/25/07 | Doug Huntington
    A controversial bill that bans bias against homosexuals, transgenders, and bisexuals in public schools was passed on Thursday by the California Senate, unleashing a wave of concern through those opposed to normalizing homosexuality. SB 777 went through by a 23-13 vote, and would prohibit all classes, textbooks, and teachers from any instruction that "reflects or promotes bias against" those perceived with gender issues. All instructional materials and school activities would then have to positively portray all of these sexually alternative lifestyles, something many refuse to support. Children starting from kindergarten would learn about the practices, as a result, and would...
  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes 'Gay Agenda' Bills

    10/01/2006 9:46:19 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 15 replies · 558+ views
    GayNZ ^ | Oct. 2, 2006 | CNS News
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has now vetoed all three "sexual indoctrination" bills passed earlier this year. Conservative activists said Schwarzenegger was responding to election-year pressure from "irate parents and grandparents." Advocates for homosexuality said the veto leaves California students "vulnerable to bias and intimidation based on sexual orientation and gender identity." Late Thursday, Schwarzenegger vetoed Assembly Bill 606, which would have required that state funds be withheld from any school district that does not adopt a "model policy" prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Critics say the bill would have forced schools to promote transsexuality,...
  • CA: 2 more 'sexual indoctrination' bills vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger

    09/28/2006 11:00:00 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 80 replies · 880+ views
    WNd ^ | Sept. 29, 2006 | WND
    The last two "sexual indoctrination" bills approved by the California Legislature that made up a "triple threat" to families have been vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Capitol Resource Institute confirmed last night. The bills, AB 606 and AB 1056, were part of a trio pushed forward by homosexual activists in the state's lawmaking body this year, and would have forced a pro-'gay' agenda into all of the state's public schools, officials said. An earlier part of the package, SB 1437, was vetoed by the governor earlier this month. Turney said the priorities of the California legislature this year were...
  • Schwarzenegger vetoes SB 1437, pro-homosexuality bill

    09/25/2006 8:07:02 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 963+ views
    Towers Online ^ | Sept. 25, 2006 | Michael Foust
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Sept. 6 that conservatives say would have prevented schools from giving both sides of the debate over homosexuality. The bill, SB 1437, would have prohibited teachers, school districts, textbooks and instructional materials from presenting anything that "reflects adversely upon persons" because of their "sexual orientation." The bill also would have prohibited instructional materials containing "sectarian or denominational doctrine or propaganda" regarding homosexuality. Presumably, that would have prevented materials from saying that homosexuality is anything but natural. A section of the bill requiring the teaching of "gay history" was stripped weeks ago in hopes...
  • Freedom Fades, Part II

    09/11/2006 9:20:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 608+ views ^ | 9/11/06 | Ray Haynes
    In Nazi Germany, the first step in Hitler’s effort to eliminate opposition was to undermine the influence of churches and people of faith. Since the church in Nazi Germany was receiving state subsidies, it wasn’t too hard to get compliance, but the consequences of that compliance was devastating. In his book, The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer describes the effects of Hitler’s policies on the church, and how that ultimately led to the collapse of the moral fabric of the nation. We all know what occurred after that. There are several linchpins of liberty. The first is property rights. If...
  • A "Conservative" Arnold? Don't Bet On (California Liberal Governor In GOP Drag Alert)

    09/08/2006 11:40:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 47 replies · 703+ views ^ | 09/09/06 | David N. Bass
    Just over one week after signing a sweeping pro-homosexual bill into law, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed textbook duplicity by vetoing a bill designed to outlaw public school materials from "reflecting adversely" upon persons because of their sexual orientation. Sidestepping the core moral questions raised by the legislation, Schwarzenegger rejected SB1437 for attempting "to offer vague protection when current law already provides clear protection against discrimination in our schools based on sexual orientation." Perhaps mystified by Schwarzenegger's apparent reticence to sign this bill into law, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, herself a lesbian and the primary sponsor of the bill, expressed...
  • CA: Governor frustrates gay rights warriors, but it works for him

    09/08/2006 9:15:39 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 369+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 8, 2006 | DAN WALTERS
    Those who wage political war over gay rights don't appreciate noncombatants, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is learning as he deals with a flurry of measures passed by a pro-gay rights Legislature. Equality California hailed the passage of 14 bills in 2005-06, saying it "broke the record for the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights bills ever passed by a state legislature in our nation's history." As the session ended, Schwarzenegger already had signed four bills and vetoed two others, including one sanctioning same-sex marriage, but had eight remaining and his shades-of-gray approach to the issue had left both of...
  • CA: 20 really bad bills - All worthy of Governor Schwarzenegger's veto pen

    09/07/2006 10:08:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 561+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 9/7/06 | Assemblymen Rick Keene and Chuck DeVore
    A little less than 2,400 years ago Plato quoted Socrates in the Republic warning against trying to legislate every little detail of life. Socrates said, "(What) about the business of the marketplace …the ordinary dealings between man and man, …about insult and injury, of the commencement of (lawsuits)… But, oh heavens! Shall we condescend to legislate on any of these particulars?" What Socrates was saying was that legislation cannot take the place of commonsense or a society’s healthy customs. John Adams, our second President and a signer of the Declaration of Independence echoed Socrates’ thoughts when he said of our...
  • CA: Governor Tries to Mend Fences With GOP

    09/07/2006 9:43:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 729+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/6/06 | Jordan Rau
    SACRAMENTO — Fresh from a season of cooperation with Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved Wednesday to appease members of his own party by signing a series of GOP-sponsored bills and vetoing a measure that would have banned homophobic comments from school textbooks and curricula. Since the legislative session ended last week, Schwarzenegger has acted on bills of interest to key parts of the state's Republican coalition: veterans, businesses and social conservatives. On Wednesday, he signed six GOP-sponsored bills, four aimed at helping veterans and two designed to keep children farther away from registered sex offenders. Schwarzenegger also vetoed a...
  • 'Sexual indoctrination' bill vetoed ( by Arnold )

    09/06/2006 4:34:07 PM PDT · by RS · 80 replies · 1,591+ views
    © 2006 ^ | 9/6/06 | © 2006
    The bill vetoed today was SB 1437, which had been approved by the Legislature. It would have prevented any school teaching materials or activities from "reflecting adversely" upon homosexuals, bisexuals or transgenders.
  • CA: Schwarzenegger vetoes bill on gay protections in textbooks

    09/06/2006 12:56:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,047+ views
    SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have barred textbooks from using language that would be discriminatory to gays, saying the state's education laws already prevent discrimination. The bill's author, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, called the veto "inexplicable." Kuehl's bill initially would have required California's social science textbooks to include the historical contributions of homosexuals, but the state Assembly amended it at her request in an effort to avoid a veto from the Republican governor. The final version of SB 1437 would have prohibited any negative portrayal of homosexuals in textbooks and other instructional material, expanding current...
  • Gov. Arnold urged to cancel sexual indoctrination

    09/04/2006 11:38:25 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 33 replies · 1,263+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5 September 2006
    With the "hearts and minds" of 6.5 million schoolchildren on the line, a pro-family group has called a news conference today to protest a series of bills approved by the Legislature that would turn the California public school system into "sexual indoctrination centers." The event is being held by the Campaign for Children and Families, which has been active in lobbying against the changes in state law, at the state Capitol in Sacramento. "The simple message for (Gov. Arnold) Schwarzenegger will be: Veto these bad bills or turn off family-values voters," the group said in its announcement Monday. "(The bills)...
  • CA: Lawmakers approve financial aid to illegal immigrants (only 2 more days left 'til break)

    08/29/2006 6:56:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 479+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/29/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    Students who came to the country illegally could apply for state financial aid when they attend California colleges and universities under legislation approved Tuesday by the Assembly in a party-line vote. Supporters said immigrant children who have graduated and completed at least three years of high school in California should not be penalized for their parents' decision to bring them to the U.S. illegally. "It is one small measure to help these kids that are working their butts off to live the American dream," said Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, D-South Gate. The bill would build upon existing state law...
  • FREEP THIS POLL! Stop The Homosexual Agenda in California!

    08/23/2006 1:23:49 PM PDT · by Syco · 21 replies · 2,193+ views
    SAVE CALIFORNIA ^ | 8/23/06 | Unknown
    I guess that you could call this a vanity but it affects everyone in California and beyond! It is CRITICAL that we make our voices heard on this issue! The situation is this: Bill SB 1437, was passed and sent to the governor. It requires all textbooks to be rewritten and reissued at a cost that our school system, not to mention taxpayers, can little afford. They will indoctrinate schoolchildren with a homosexual agenda. The bill requires that all new textbooks (k-12) highlight homosexuals and eliminate all references to mom and dad. The governor is doing a phone poll. Please...
  • California Assembly Sends 'Jill and Jill Up the Hill,' Conservatives Complain

    08/23/2006 6:57:42 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 744+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | 08/23/06 | Susan Jones
    The Democrat-controlled California Assembly on Monday passed what conservatives describe as a homosexual indoctrination bill. The bill, SB 1437, says California public schools may neither teach nor sponsor any activity that "reflects adversely" on anyone because of their sexual orientation. According to the Campaign for Children and Families, a conservative advocacy group, SB 1437 would alter K-12 public education textbooks, instructional materials, and school-sponsored activities "to positively reference transsexuality, transvestitism, bisexuality, and homosexuality, including homosexual 'marriage.'" The Campaign for Children and Families has lobbied against the bill and is now urging like-minded conservatives to contact Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "We call...
  • Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials

    08/22/2006 1:23:34 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 25 replies · 776+ views
    Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials Written for the web by Marcey Brightwell, Reporter Conservative groups are blasting a bill that would dictate the way public school teaching materials reflect gay and lesbians. The State Assembly passed Senate Bill 1437 Monday, prohibiting classroom instruction materials that reflect "adversely" on a person's homosexuality. "We're just the latest community to come along and say, 'Look, we're now the targets, we need protection,'" said the bill's author, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles. Kuehl said the bill is needed to help protect gay and lesbian students from discrimination and prevent hostile learning...
  • Homosexual Indoctrination Bill Passes the California Assembly

    08/21/2006 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 32 replies · 977+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 08/21/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    Click Pic to Enlarge The hotly contested SB 1437 was approved by the California State Assembly this afternoon. As amended, this measure states that No teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school district sponsor any activity that reflects adversely upon persons because of their race or ethnicity, gender, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or religion… In other words, only positive images of this homosexuality are allowed in school. Read More...
  • CA: Gay rights advocates give ground, but perennial battle continues

    08/14/2006 7:36:04 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 343+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 14, 2006 | Dan Walters
    Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, and other supporters of her bill to mandate positive images of gays in textbooks and classroom, faced with a veto threat from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, dropped those provisions. Instead, the measure, Senate Bill 1437, now would prohibit instruction or textbooks that "reflects adversely" on groups because of their sexual orientation. That doesn't satisfy the Campaign for Children and Families and other groups on the other side of the gay rights battle. The bill "still requires all teachers, all textbooks and all instructional materials to positively portray cross-dressing, sex-change operations, bisexuality and homosexuality, including homosexual marriages,"...
  • Kuehl Removes Key Portion of Bill on Gays in Textbooks

    08/08/2006 11:00:14 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 477+ views
    LAT ^ | Aug. 8, 2006 | Jordan Rau and Nancy Vogel
    Facing a certain veto, state lawmakers have abandoned their effort to require that textbooks in California schools detail the history and achievements of gays and lesbians in America. State Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), the author of SB 1437, said she made the change even though it removed 90% of the import of the measure, which would have been the first in the country to mandate the teaching of homosexuals' contributions. But Schwarzenegger's office, which had taken the rare step of announcing his intention to veto the bill, provided no encouraging signal that he would change his mind. "The governor...
  • CA: Assembly scales back bill to promote homosexuals in textbooks

    08/07/2006 6:46:00 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 1,165+ views
    AP - Press Enterprise ^ | August 7, 2006 | SAMANTHA YOUNG
    The state Assembly on Monday gutted a bill that would have required California textbooks to include the historical contributions of homosexuals, amending it to say only that school material should not be discriminatory toward gays. Lawmakers voted 56-2 to delete the provision at the request of the bill's author, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, who had feared a gubernatorial veto. Her bill instead would prohibit any negative portrayal of homosexuals in textbooks and other instructional material, expanding current anti-discrimination laws that apply to minorities. "I'm not really someone who wants to plop something down on his desk for him to veto," said...
  • Kuehl guts her gay education bill

    08/08/2006 10:26:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 1,235+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/8/6 | Jim Sanders
    Veto threat forced an overhaul, but senator sees progress on rights. State Sen. Sheila Kuehl has given up her hotly contested campaign to force changes in California school curriculum to reflect the contributions of gays and lesbians. Faced with a certain veto by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kuehl unveiled amendments Monday to Senate Bill 1437 that delete any requirement to alter curriculum. "I'm very disappointed that the governor twisted our arms on this," the Santa Monica Democrat said of the amendments, which she said eliminated 90 percent of her bill. Kuehl said she did not talk personally with Schwarzenegger, but that...
  • CA: Legislature has its work cut out as recess ends - Hundreds of pending bills must be cleared

    08/06/2006 11:56:00 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 165+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune (CNS) ^ | August 6, 2006 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO – Returning to the Capitol tomorrow after a long holiday, lawmakers will embark on a final binge that could produce a rash of new laws telling Californians to hang up and drive, free Fido and pay bottom-rung workers at least another $1 an hour. The Legislature must adjourn its two-year session by midnight Aug. 31. That will bring mounting pressure to move swiftly on hundreds of pending bills, ranging from proposals that require children as old as 8 to ride in a child car seat to a multibillion-dollar prison expansion plan. On the agenda Key proposals facing the Legislature...
  • Dan Walters: With gay marriage duel in courts, Capitol faces curriculum fight

    07/14/2006 10:18:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 282+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/14/6 | Dan Walters
    While one skirmish in the battle over gay rights plays itself out in the courts -- lawsuits testing the validity of a voter-passed initiative that denies official recognition of same-sex marriages -- another over classroom instruction is heating up in the Capitol. When the Legislature returns to Sacramento in August for the final four weeks of its 2006 session, a couple of highly controversial measures await final disposition, with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger likely to have the final say just weeks before the election where he's seeking another term. The centerpiece issue is legislation that already has cleared the Senate, mandating...
  • Gay rights bills draw protest (Slavik immigrants ask Arnold to veto California gay school bill)

    06/14/2006 4:26:39 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 11 replies · 813+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 13 06 | Sacramento Bee
    More than 1,000 people rally on the south steps of the Capitol on Monday, urging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers to veto legislation about homosexuality in schools. Playing Christian music and holding signs that read "Homosexuality is a sin," protesters, many from the local Slavic Christian community, expressed fear about the impact of such "sexual indoctrination bills." "I'm worried about my family," said Yuriy Mukhin, who described himself as a member of the Melkizedeck church in Sacramento. "I have a 3-year-old daughter and I'm worried that some teacher would teach her that it's totally normal."
  • Help stop passage of Gay / transgender lifestyles being taught to our kids in California (Toll Free)

    06/04/2006 10:26:16 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 14 replies · 555+ views
    Email to Californians | June 4, 2006 | Me
    Heads up !!! This is not a joke, it is for real. Please make the call to Governor Schwarzenegger's office. This took less than a minute and you don't have to talk to a soul. The governor needs to hear from us. Just follow the instructions to vote against this deviant lifestyles propaganda they want to include as MANDATORY, in school text books, and as curriculum. -Thanks, For the sake of our children and our schools, PLEASE take a moment to CALL... You may know about a piece of legislation that is pending in Sacramento. It is SB 1437. If...
  • Freep a poll! (Gay contributions in school textbooks?)

    05/04/2006 1:01:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies · 547+ views ^ | 5-4-06 | SFgate
  • California on cutting edge of gay history

    05/07/2006 9:31:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 598+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Sunday, May 7, 2006.
    Once upon a time, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away from California, reasonable people used to say things like, "Gay agenda? There's no gay agenda, really. These people, like many, have encountered discrimination, and we should all simply want that to end." From reasonable people, what that meant was "Live and let live" - you know, the golden rule. Now we come to the Legislature and Alice, gay or straight, through the looking glass. State Senate Bill 1437, authored by Sen. Shelia Kuehl, simply put, if passed, would require the addition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history...
  • Guv (Schwarzenegger -- CA) would veto bill mandating inclusion of gays in textbooks

    05/25/2006 10:40:45 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 54 replies · 1,227+ views
    SFC ^ | May 25, 2006 | Greg Lucas
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto legislation that would require public school instructional materials to contain discussions about the contributions of gay lesbian, bisexual and transgender people if the bill reaches his desk, a spokesman said Thursday. The statement from the governor, who rarely takes positions on bills until they pass the Legislature, dooms the measure which also prohibits teaching or textbooks that reflect adversely on people because of their sexual orientation. "We're very pleased that Schwarzenegger is listening to the concerns of parents," said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families, a group opposed to expanding gay rights.
  • Arnold to veto bill nixing 'mom,' 'dad'

    05/25/2006 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 36 replies · 1,619+ views ^ | May 25, 2006
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Courtesy Sacramento Bee) Breaking a policy of not commenting on pending bills, a spokesman for Arnold Schwarzenegger says the California governor will veto at least one of three controversial education measures related to sexual orientation. The governor opposes a measure passed by the Senate and pending in the Assembly that would remove "sex-specific" terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks and would require students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society, the Sacramento Bee reported. SB 1437 passed the Senate May 11 with a 22-15 vote. "The governor believes that school curriculum...
  • FREEP the Governator

    05/19/2006 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 10 replies · 453+ views
    Vanity ^ | 5/19/06 | Paloma_55
    FREEP this Survey by the governor's office... Please take the time to do this... It took me about 30 seconds! And is so critical! Debbie To my California friends: This is so simple...all you do is listen to the menu, press 4 buttons and never have to talk to a soul...and it has the potential to help defeat this bill if we all stick together...Some of you, may well, have already done this...but just in case not, I wanted to alert you to the opportunity... Hey friends- Regarding SB 1437 Homosexual Curriculum Ed. Bill This horrendous Bill passed the Senate....
  • WARNING: SB 1437 Homosexual Curriculum Ed. Bill (soon to pass)]

    05/19/2006 1:47:10 PM PDT · by AgThorn · 14 replies · 1,581+ views
    The California legislature is voting on this bill June 6th. It will likely pass, and then it goes to Governor Schwarzenegger's desk to be signed into law. By simply taking a few seconds to call this number and automatically registering your opposition to this bill, you can help influence the governor to veto this extremely damaging legislation. Remember, when you call the governor's office (916-445-2841), you'll want to press the numbers in the following order: "1" - for English, then "2" - for legislation, then "1" - for SB 1437, then "2" - for "no"! (Again, that's: "1, 2, 1,...
  • Politics trumps learning, again

    05/16/2006 2:16:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies · 297+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | May 14, 2006 | Ray Haynes
    Politics trumps learning, again By: Ray Haynes - Commentary This last week, a judge in Oakland said he thought the state's high school exit exam is flawed because it failed to account for English language learners' inability to read the test. That is, since the test requires that those with limited English skills take and pass the test in English, it discriminates against those students. Never mind that no matter where you go in this country, English language skills are an important part of success. Never mind that a student should be able to read the high school diploma they...
  • CA: Why Our Schools Don’t Work

    05/15/2006 9:28:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | 5/15/06 | Ray Haynes
    This past week, a judge in Oakland, California said he thought the state’s high school exit exam is flawed, because it failed to account for English language learners’ inability to read the test. That is, since the test requires that those with limited English skills take and pass the test in English, it discriminates against those students. Never mind that, no matter where you go in this country, English language skills are an important part of success. Never mind that a student should be able to read the high school diploma they are receiving when they graduate. Insuring competence in...
  • For Teachers, Much Gray if Curriculum Adds Gays

    05/13/2006 1:20:56 PM PDT · by DBeers · 66 replies · 1,133+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 13, 2006 | Scott Gold & Hemmy So
    Would the state of California "out" Abe Lincoln, now that a controversial biography has suggested that he not only changed the course of a nation but also shared a bed with men? Would Eleanor Roosevelt be singled out not just for her seminal work pursuing the New Deal and fighting for human rights, but for her relationship with a woman? Would Renee Richards, the tennis player who underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1975 and fought successfully to compete as a woman, merit mention in a history book? On Friday, a day after the state Senate voted to require that the...
  • Measure would add gay history to texts (for California grade school students)

    05/12/2006 6:59:02 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies · 533+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 12, 2006 | Jordan Rau
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Saying that more role models could help alleviate the social estrangement and high suicide rates of gay and lesbian students, the California Senate voted Thursday to teach the historical contributions of homosexuals in the United States. If approved by the state Assembly and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the measure, the first of its kind nationwide, could once again stake out California in the vanguard on gay rights. California is a huge portion of the textbook market, where it often sets trends, and many publishers put out a specific edition for the state that others can also use. ...Social...
  • Bill Would Allow Textbooks to Include Information on Homosexuality

    05/11/2006 4:25:54 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Bill Would Allow Textbooks to Include Information on Homosexuality Written for the web by C. Johnson, Internet News Producer The state Senate has approved legislation that would allow California public school textbooks to include information on homosexuality. Senate Bill 1437, sponsored by St. Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, modifies current law to prohibit the state Board of Education or any school governing body from adopting texts that contain information that reflects negatively on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, nationality, sexual orientation or religion. Current law is less inclusive, barring texts or instructional materials that reflect adversely upon persons because of race,...
  • CA Senate Votes to Force All CA Public Schools To Promote Homo-, Trans-, Bi- Education

    05/11/2006 12:10:28 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 80 replies · 1,420+ views
    CRI ^ | 5/11/06 | Karen England
    The California State Senate today passed SB 1437 (Kuel, D-Los Angeles), the most outrageous bill in the California legislature this year. “This is just another example of how radical the State Senate has become,” said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute. “SB 1437 seeks to indoctrinate innocent children caught in the tug-of-war between traditional families and the outrageous homosexual agenda.” SB 1437 requires textbooks to highlight the so- called positive contributions of homosexual and transgender individuals to society and would prevent textbooks, teaching materials, instruction, and “school- sponsored activities” from reflecting adversely upon persons based on their sexual...
  • Calif. Senate committee OKs bill to add gays, lesbians to textbooks

    05/04/2006 2:43:02 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 52 replies · 994+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/4/6 | Greg Lucas
    After a sometimes emotional debate centering on discrimination and sexual orientation, a Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require that the contributions of gays and lesbians be included in textbooks. Supporters argued that all students should be made aware of the role that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have made, but state curriculum has no such requirement. Opponents countered that discussion of sexual orientation should occur at home and not be mandated in schools. Not requiring that gays be included in instructional materials creates the "enforced invisibility that so many minority groups have gone through in terms...
  • Bill to ban 'mom, dad' from texts advances

    05/04/2006 5:04:33 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 19,786+ views
    A bill requiring students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society and that would remove sex-specific terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks has passed another hurdle on the way to becoming the law of the land in California. Having already been approved by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 1437, which would mandate grades 1-12 buy books "accurately" portraying "the sexual diversity of our society," got the nod yesterday of the Senate Education Committee. The bill also requires students hear history lessons on "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to...
  • CA: Senate committee agrees to add sexual orientation to curriculum (goes on to the full Senate)

    05/03/2006 8:49:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/3/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require California's textbooks to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to the state and nation's history. The bill outraged some religious and conservative family groups, which said it would indoctrinate students in what they view as an unacceptable lifestyle. The Senate Education Committee passed the bill by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, 8-3, along party lines. It now goes to the full Senate. "Our community is invisible in all of the teaching material, so that our students are never, ever given any information about the fact...
  • Bill would require textbooks to mention gays' contributions (More sewage from Kal)

    04/30/2006 6:20:56 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 25 replies · 564+ views
    modbee ^ | 4/30/06 | steve lawrence
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Sen. Sheila Kuehl says a key aspect of history is missing from school textbooks - the contributions that homosexuals have made to California and the nation. Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, has introduced a bill that would fill that void by requiring textbooks and other social science materials to discuss contributions that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people have made to the state and nation's economy, politics and society. The bill also would prohibit textbooks from criticizing people because of their sexual orientation. Current law sets that standard for discussions of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender...
  • Take Action Today: Targeting the Way School Children View Gender

    04/18/2006 5:05:44 AM PDT · by restornu · 5 replies · 399+ views
    M E R I D I A N M A G A Z I N E ^ | April 18 2006 | By Christine King
    If you live in California, your help is needed today - Monday, April 17 - because a vote will be taken on SB 1437 at 2:00 in the Senate. Please read about this bill and then follow the action steps outlined below. While you've been going to work, taking your daughter to soccer practice, or reading your grandson his favorite story, gay rights activists have been busy too. Another bill has been introduced that targets the way schoolchildren view gender and family. Senate bill No.1437, authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl, (D-Santa Monica), will make it against the law for any...
  • Will California Democrats Create Transsexual-Bisexual-Homosexual Schools Indoctrinating Children?

    04/21/2006 4:20:08 AM PDT · by bulldozer · 26 replies · 833+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 04/20/06 | Christian Newswire
    The Democrat-controlled California State Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a highly-controversial bill that will teach children in grades as young as kindergarten to embrace transsexuality, cross-dressing, bisexuality, and homosexuality. SB 1437, which so far has only the support of Democrat state senators, will likely be debated and voted upon the afternoon of April 24. "This isn't about safety or discrimination, it's about teaching boys they can wear girls' clothes, girls that they can get sex-change operations to have their breasts removed, and teaching every child that marriage is no longer between a man and a woman," said Randy...
  • Political Activists Hijacking California

    04/17/2006 8:49:31 AM PDT · by dvan · 7 replies · 534+ views
    Center for Reclaiming America for Christ ^ | April 17, 2006 | Dr. Gary Cass, Executive Director
    I have disturbing news to bring to you. Right now, in the California State Legislature, a bill is being considered which would effectively silence any voice that dare oppose homosexuality. This bill will mandate that public school textbooks used by children be revised to include "gay history." But there's more. Not only would this bill revise textbooks to favor homosexuals, it would PROHIBIT teachers from saying anything that confronts or challenges homosexuality.This is nothing less than censorship of an Orwellian sort. We need your action now! Call your state senators and tell them to oppose SB 1437. ++ FIND...
  • Calif. bill would require textbooks include 'gay history'

    04/14/2006 8:48:22 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 67 replies · 1,587+ views
    Baptist Press News ^ | Apr 12, 2006 | Michael Foust
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)--A bill that would require California public school textbooks to include "gay history" is making its way through the state legislature, and experts warn it could have an impact nationwide. The bill, SB 1437, passed a state Senate committee April 4 by a vote of 3-1 and is expected to be debated in the full body in the coming days. It would require textbooks to include "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to the total development of California and the United States." The bill also changes state law to prohibit teachers from saying...
  • California braced for battle over gays in textbooks

    04/07/2006 3:39:00 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 32 replies · 1,027+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | April 7, 2006 | Jim Christie
    SAN FRANCISCO – California school textbooks would highlight the role gays have played in the history of the nation's most populous state if a new proposal that has angered conservatives passes the state Legislature. History books record contributions by gays but their sexual orientation is often ignored, a situation gay activists say is inexcusable in California, home to a large gay population in San Francisco, a city that briefly made history in 2004 by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The proposed bill would require school textbooks to include lessons on how gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons have helped...
  • California Bill requires gays' history to be taught

    04/06/2006 4:01:28 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 68 replies · 1,635+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6 April 2006 | Aaron C. Davis
    Bill requires gays' history to be taught STATE SENATOR WANTS CALIFORNIA TO LEAD WAY By Aaron C. Davis Mercury News Sacramento Bureau SACRAMENTO - The state Senate will consider a bill that would require California schools to teach students about the contributions gay people have made to society -- an effort that supporters say is an attempt to battle discrimination and opponents say is designed to use the classroom to get children to embrace homosexuality. The bill, which was passed by a Senate committee Tuesday, would require schools to buy textbooks ``accurately'' portraying ``the sexual diversity of our society.'' More...
  • California Homosexual Curriculum Bill (SB 1437) to be Voted on APRIL 4th!! PHONE CALLS NEEDED

    03/30/2006 6:11:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies · 3,373+ views
    100 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 350 Anaheim, CA. 92805 (714) 520-0300 Email:  Website: SB 1437 TO BE VOTED ON APRIL 4 th!!!HOMOSEXUAL CURRICULUM & TEXTBOOKS TO BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM!!!BLATANT HOMOSEXUAL TEACHINGS TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN ALL CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS!!BILL AIMED AT FORCING SCHOOLS TO ADVOCATE PRO-HOMOSEXUAL POLICIES!!*************************************************************************SB 1437 by Kuehl (D): Pro-Homosexual CurriculumLesbian Senator Sheila Kuehl has introduced Senate Bill 1437. The bill is before the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be voted on Tuesday, April 4th.You must contact Senators on the committee and ask that they vote NO on SB 1437 today!!All state offices will be...

    03/12/2006 11:41:52 AM PST · by carolgr · 29 replies · 847+ views
    WorldNetDaily states that if a bill introduced to the California legislature (SB1437) becomes law it could remove all references to gender in public schools. Even references to “Mom & Dad” could possibly be removed. Capitol Resource Institute warns that should the law pass it could possibly require the removal of “husband & wife” as the excepted norm in classroom literature, and gender–neutral bathrooms could become reality. The bill’s sponsor is California state Senator Sheila James Kuehl. Sen. Kuehl is none other than the lesbian actress who played Zelda Gilroy in the 1950s sit-com “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, as...
  • 'Mom,' 'Dad' to be axed from school textbooks?

    03/09/2006 8:58:52 PM PST · by peggybac · 44 replies · 1,060+ views
    Zelda's revenge: Gender-neutralizing bill could also jeopardize prom kings, queens A traditional-values organization in California is warning the state's residents that a bill pending in the Legislature, if approved, could remove all references to gender in public schools – threatening even references to "mom" or "dad" in textbooks. If the bill, SB 1437, were to become law, warns the Capitol Resource Institute, "it could potentially require gender-neutral bathrooms in our schools and all references to 'husband' and 'wife' or 'mom and dad' removed from school textbooks as the norm." Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Sheila Kuehl – a lesbian actress best...