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A team of family organizations and advocacy groups is beginning to collect signatures for a proposed California voter referendum to overturn the state’s new law requiring schools to teach “gay” history.

The law, signed recently by Gov. Jerry Brown, would require public schools to teach students to look up to homosexuals, lesbians, transgenders, and others who have chosen alternative sexual lifestyles, as role models.

According to the group hoping to force a statewide vote, the law, authored by an openly homosexual lawmaker and approved by majority Democrats, “forces schools to review and replace their curriculum when this money should be used for other purposes.”

The Los Angeles Times noted the law injects “controversial politics into the classroom” and puts politicians in charge of academics in the state. Further, it “requires a selective treatment of history by requiring that only events that reflect positively on people in the LGBT community may be discussed.”

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