True to their word, the failures that failed to bring the LGBT-inclusive FAIR Education Act (a.k.a. Bill SB48) to a vote has mounted a new effort—only this time, they’re not trying to repeal the entire law, they just want to remove LGBT Americans and sexual orientation from the topics covered in public school social studies classes.
Stop SB48’s original tagline was “It costs too much, it goes too far.” If they keep it, they will basically be saying that LGBT Americans somehow cost more money to cover than all the other ethnic and cultural groups inlcuded in the Fair Education Act. Or they could always go with the scare-mongering “indoctrination” claim—that old chestnut seems to always squeeze out a couple of dedicated whackos. Or they could always just lie again and tell people they’re signing a petition against child molestation.
Regardless, the group has 150 days to collect more than 504,760 signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot. That places their deadline almost four months after the January 1st law goes into effect. Perhaps Californians will be less likely to sign on when they realize that LGBT-inclusive history lessons haven’t turned their schoolchildren into a bunch of meth-snorting, queer disco sluts.