Coming Soon to a State Near You: New Jersey becomes the Second State to Require that Schools Teach LGBT History

The move was hailed by civil rights groups as a step toward inclusion and fairness.  Conservative organizations say such requirements take away power from parents and may encourage kids to question their sexuality.   Len Deo, president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, said: “We believe it further erodes the right of parents to discuss this sensitive issue with their children, if in fact schools are going to be promoting and making the claim that this particular person was an LGBTQ member,” he said.  Deo said individuals should be included in lessons based on achievements without discussion of sexual orientation. Read more: