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Gay history to be taught in California schools, but with no textbooks, how will the law be implemented?

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San Francisco's first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, picture in 1978. Daniel Nicoletta (cc by-sa)

Historic legislation was signed into law in California, July 14. Senate Bill 48 makes the teaching of LGBT history law in the state's public schools. The law goes into effect January 1 and legislators are getting ready to comply, but because of budget cuts, the state won't approve new textbooks until 2015. And given a lengthy review process, those textbooks may not make it classroom shelves until 2019. So how will school districts comply?

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