Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FAIR Education Act Survives Ballot Repeal Effort

Good news! The heterosexual supremacists who have been apoplectic at the thought that school curriculum in the state of California which would have to include information about the contributions of LGBT Californians have failed to gather enough signatures to place their repeal measure on the November 2012 ballot.

The Mercury News reports:
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Opponents of a law that requires California public schools to cover the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have again failed to qualify a ballot measure that would have overturned the requirement. 
Pacific Justice Institute lawyer Kevin Snider said the Stop SB48 campaign did not gather enough signatures by Monday's deadline to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot that would exclude sexual minorities from the list of groups whose roles in history and social science schools must teach. 
Snider estimates that the all-volunteer petition circulating effort, which focused largely on churches, collected about 446,000 signatures out of the 504,760 required.
It should be emphasized that this is the second attempt to nullify the FAIR Education Act which has now failed. Previously, the "bad guys" had attempted to file a referendum measure, for which they also could not collect enough signatures.

hat/tip to Joe.My.God

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