New Jersey Governor signs bill requiring LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum in schools

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a law that requires students be taught the societal contributions of notable LGBTQ people throughout history.

โ€œGovernor 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,โ€ his spokesperson said in a statement to HuffPost. โ€œThe Governor believes that ensuring students learn about diverse histories will help build more tolerant communities and strengthen educational outcomes.โ€

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.

via HuffPost