New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a law that requires students be taught the societal contributions of notable LGBTQ people throughout history.
“Governor Murphy was honored to sign legislation requiring New Jersey school districts to teach about the rich contributions and accomplishments of our LGBTQ community and those with disabilities,” his spokesperson said in a statement to HuffPost. “The Governor believes that ensuring students learn about diverse histories will help build more tolerant communities and strengthen educational outcomes.”
The state is the second in the country to enact such legislation after California did the same in 2012. California passed a law called the FAIR Act that mandated better representation of the LGBT community and other minority groups in schools and added additional frameworks in 2016.