6 ABC News – New Jersey became the second state after California to pass a law requiring schools to teach LGBT history. WABC-TV reports that public schools must include lessons about the political, economic and social contributions of the LGBT community.
The new law goes into effect at the beginning of the 2020 school year. Governor Murphy called the law a step towards inclusion and fairness. It comes as the #ExposeChristianSchools hashtag started trending on Twitter.
It was introduced shortly after news broke that Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, would be teaching at a Christian school in northern Virginia that lists “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” among disqualifying criteria for prospective employees.