California is poised to become the first state in America to make the teaching of positive contributions made by gay and lesbian people to US history and society compulsory in public schools.
Supporters argued that it would give gay teenagers role models and help combat homophobic bullying.
During debate about the bill, supporters gave examples of historical figures they said would be featured, including Friedrich von Steuben, a military adviser to George Washington forced out of Prussia because he was gay, and the British mathematics genius Alan Turing.
Not entirely convinced personally. Teaching everyone how our forefathers persecuted gays is going to make gays less persecuted?
Is that really the way teenagers work?