The bill requires all K-12 public schools in the state of Illinois to teach LGBT history in the classroom.

State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) was the sponsor of House Bill 246 saying the measure would give LGBT students role models to look up to. The bill passed by a 60-42 vote, according to You can see how the voting went by clicking here.

Specifically, the LGBT Bill requires textbooks “include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act” and “the teaching of history of the United States shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history.

The bill is now headed for a Senate vote.

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