On Friday, legislation was signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker that required for the schools in the state of Illinois to teach about the history of LGBT. Illinois became the fourth state to expand its definition of American History.
According to the Washington Examiner, Senator Heather Steans of Chicago said that one of the best ways to deal with intolerance and to overcome the abominating emotions, education is the key. When the students will be exposed to several viewpoints and different types of people, they will be better able to accept the situation.
The law which shall be taken into effect on July 2020 will require the students to purchase textbooks by using state grant funds, which will include the contributions and roles of all people that are protected under the Human Rights Acts of Illinois.
According to the law, the teaching of the history of the US in Illinois will include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender study, which contains their contributions and roles in the country’s history.
The first state to pass the law for including LGBT history study of the US was California in the year 2011, which was efficiently followed by New Jersey and Colorado in 2019.