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Conservatives Try to Overturn New Gay Rights Law

California
Conservatives Try to Overturn New Gay Rights Law

A group of religious conservatives in California is reaching out to lawmakers in an attempt to overturn a statewide nondiscrimination bill.

A group of religious conservatives in California is reaching out to lawmakers in an attempt to overturn a statewide nondiscrimination bill. The effort requires 400,000 signatures for a referendum vote that would appear on a June ballot.

The law was enacted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last month, overshadowed by his nearly simultaneous veto of same-sex marriage legislation.

The religious groups state that the bill would require drastic changes in school curricula and activities, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "This will mean either getting rid of mom and dad or adding a homosexual couple," in a textbook, said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Family Impact.

Equality California points out that the new law simply adds more protection for LGBT youth. (The Advocate)

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