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Illinois House passes Inclusive Curriculum Bill

Illinois State Capitol. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Illinois State Capitol. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House of Representatives has passed the Inclusive Curriculum Bill with a 60-42 vote.

The news came out on Equality Illinois social media outlets.

The bill is an initiative of Equality Illinois, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, and the Legacy Project and is supported by the Illinois State Board of Education and a broad coalition of statewide and local educational, civil rights, health, and civic organizations. It would require the inclusion of LGBTQ historical contributions in any textbooks purchased through block grants from the state. Any group listed under the Illinois Human Rights Act would be highlighted. The law, if passed, would apply only to public schools.

The bill goes on to the State Senate. The Senate passed the bill last year before it stalled and Democratic control of the Senate has only increased since then.

You can read the full bill here. It was filed by St. Rep. Ann Moeller (D-Elgin).

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