Okay, in all seriousness, the only concern that I have about this comes from the point of view of a teacher - just exactly how are the teachers going to have to alter their lessons for this new law? History teachers have a lot of ground to cover as it is, and in my opinion, they're not given enough freedom to create their curriculum as it is. Is it just going to be a matter of the textbooks dropping in references here and there? Will the bio on Alexander the Great read: "Alexander the Great was a king of Macedon , a state in the north eastern region of Greece, and by the age of thirty was the creator of one of the largest empires in ancient history, and he was totally gay." I don't have a problem with that. Will it involve including Harvey Milk when it comes to learning about Civil Rights struggles? I'm all for that, as he's an important person whether you think that gays have the same rights as everybody else or you think that DA JEEBUS hates them.
I just hope that the teachers can just mainstream it into the lessons that they already do. I'd rather that they not have to do some kind of special "Gay Week" or something that makes it stand out and twists the collective panties of every parent who thinks that if they don't ever mention gay people around their kids, their kids will never be gay. Gays are a part of history, and it's time we stopped being afraid to acknowledge that. Besides, that will just make it easier for them to pull their kids out of school so they can miss those important lessons.
Of course, the ridiculous thing about all of this is how damned upset the "Won't somebody think of the children?" crowd are getting about this. Apparently, it's "sexual brainwashing". That's a fair point, because I'm sure that if I was told in first grade that T.E. Lawrence preferred dudes to chicks, I'd be like, "Hey, I want to be with a dude too! That guy's totally cool, and they even made a movie out of his life story! I can't wait to marry a man and make passionate love to him!"
And let's be honest about this - if you're adamantly against this, you can hem and haw all you want, but you are, in fact, homophobic. After all, what's so scary about information? What do you think the teachers are going to do? Make the kids draw diagrams of Alexander the Great and Hephaestion doin' it? I mean, we've been learning about straight people and straight couples for a long time, and I don't ever recall the teachers saying, "And don't forget, kids, not only did Teddy Roosevelt fight in the Battle of San Juan Hill, but he preferred to put his penis into a vagina."
The real bottom line is this - no matter what the public schools teach, if you're a parent and you're not the primary influence when it comes to morals on your children, then YOU'VE got a serious problem. Don't worry, your kids can learn all about famous gay people in the past and STILL believe that they're all burning in hell if you just teach 'em right.