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Governor Vetoes Triple Threat Bills; Legislation Would Have Pushed Pro-Homosexual Agenda in Schools

Contact: Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute, 916-498-1940, 916-212-5607 cell, kengland@capitolresource.org

 

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Governor Schwarzenegger today vetoed AB 606 (Levine-D) and AB 1056 (Chu-D), the final two bill identified as the “triple threat” to California families. The governor vetoed SB 1437 (Kuehl-D) earlier this month.

 

AB 606 would have required the State Board of Education to increase sensitivity to so- called “discrimination.” The State Superintendent of Public Instruction would have had unlimited discretion to withhold state funds from schools that did not comply with his interpretation of the law. AB 1056 would have integrated tolerance training into history and social science curriculum and started a pilot program that forced students to learn a “new definition” of tolerance. According to this new definition, students would be forced to not only accept, but advocate homosexuality by “conveying respect” for a lifestyle that violates their religious beliefs.

 

“This is a victory for California families,” stated Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute. “Due to the public outcry over these outrageous attacks on students with moral beliefs, the governor vetoed all three. This proves that when citizens who care about protecting their religious and moral beliefs speak out, we can make a huge difference.”

 

“The governor’s office received thousands of phone calls, e-mails, letters and faxes regarding the triple threat,” stated Meredith Turney, Capitol Resource Institute’s Legislative Liaison. “Citizen activism is extremely effective.”

 

“The priorities of the California legislature this session have been completely out of order,” stated Turney. “Schools should be centers of learning-- learning the fundamentals of education such as reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, the legislature has focused on advancing a radical social agenda in public schools. Hopefully, next session the legislature will make educating--not indoctrinating-- students a priority.”

Governor’s Veto Message on AB 606

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Assembly Votes AB 606

Senate Votes AB 606

Governor’s Veto Message on AB 1056

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Assembly Votes AB 1056

Senate Votes AB 1056