Ben Shapiro
On May 11, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1437. The bill demands "no teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school district sponsor any activity that reflects adversely upon persons because of their … gender … sexual orientation." Current California law already prohibits discrimination in teaching based on "sex, color, creed, national origin or ancestry." The addition of "sexual orientation" means that condemnation of homosexuality by public school employees would now be punishable by law; the addition of "gender," which substitutes for "sex," is defined according to California law to include "perception of the victim's identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the victim's sex at birth" -- in other words, if a boy decides to come to school in a dress, teachers may not even request that he change clothes.

But that isn't all: Homosexuality is to be actively forwarded as a legitimate lifestyle. According to the California Senate Judiciary Committee, "The bill also would direct the school governing boards to include only instructional material that accurately portrays the cultural, racial, gender and sexual diversity of our society, and, in instructional material for the social sciences, include the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to the economic, political and social development of California and the United States of America." Grade level is not specified in the bill, so presumably, third graders may be learning about the sexual proclivities of Allen Ginsburg.

Naturally, the sponsor of the bill is radical lesbian Democratic State Senator Sheila Kuehl, who explained in a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times, "The invisibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the history curriculum only exacerbates school climates in which homophobic bullying, harassment and violence are rampant." Geoffrey Kors, of the homosexual activist group Equality California, told the Los Angeles Times that possible classroom topics include the assassination of homosexual San Francisco City Supervisor and three-time failed mayoral candidate Harvey Milk in 1978, as well as the sexual practices of the poet Langston Hughes. Milk's life and death are vitally important to the homosexual community, but basically, a historical footnote for the broader population; Hughes' sexuality is perhaps even less important than Lewis Carroll's pedophilia, especially since, despite the best efforts of homosexual activists to prove Hughes' homosexuality, they can find no clear-cut evidence that he was, in fact, gay.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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