Bill to require LGBTQ education curriculum in Illinois public schools passes in House

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The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a bill that would require all public schools in Illinois to teach about prominent LGBTQ figures and their contributions to history.

The bill, HB 246, also called the Inclusive Curriculum Bill, is sponsored by state Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin), and would require Illinois public schools to teach about people covered under the Illinois Human Rights Act, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It passed 60-42 in the House.

The legislation would also require all textbooks purchased with grand funds be non-discriminatory.

The Inclusive Curriculum Bill now heads to the Senate. 

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