After SSM, What Next? NYC Councilman Pushes for California-Style Pro-Gay History Curriculum



A New York City councilman on Tuesday introduced a resolution asking the city to adopt a new education curriculum — one that makes a point of promoting individuals’ sexuality.

An openly gay councilman from Queens asked the city’s Department of Education to buy new textbooks. The curriculum would be similar to one that will be taught in California beginning next year, where a new law mandates instruction on the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to the social sciences. A petition drive to repeal the law failed to gather a significant number of signatures by today’s deadline.

The Rev. Jason McGuire, executive director of the conservative group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, said the effort is to be expected after the state redefined marriage earlier this year.