Illinois law requires schools to teach LGBTQ history


(WEHT) – Illinois recently became the fourth state to adopt a policy requiring public schools to teach students about the contributions of LGBTQ people to society.

The Human Rights Campaign has been leading an initiative to have the curriculum taught in every school nationwide.

The LGBTQ advocacy group said it promotes inclusion and acceptance, but Raquel Martin reports some faith-based and conservative groups are pushing back – calling it a government overreach that ignores some families’ religious beliefs.

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(This story was originally published on August 22, 2019)

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