SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) — A bill which would require all Illinois public schools to teach about the roles and contributions of LGBTQ people passed the House Wednesday.
The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin), would require Illinois public schools to teach about people covered under the Illinois Human Rights Act, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The legislation would also require all textbooks purchased with grant funds be non-discriminatory.
The LGBTQ rights group Equality Illinois celebrated the passage of House Bill 246, also called the Inclusive Curriculum Bill.
The bill passed the House on a thin 60-42 margin. It now heads to the Senate.