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Garry Smith

S.C. lawmakers’ protection of students is just another anti-LGBT attack in disguise

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
By now, you likely have already heard about the controversy regarding the South Carolina lawmakers punishing colleges for assigning two gay-themed books to students. The new state budget deducts $70,000 collectively from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate. The amount adds up to the how much the two colleges spent on the two books. Rep. Garry Smith is leading the charge because he claims the books, “Fun Home” and “Out Loud: Rainbow Radio,” do not represent South Carolina community values... [ Read more → ]
South Carolina state capitol in Columbia.

S.C. lawmakers refuse to restore cuts to colleges that assigned gay themed books

Monday, March 10, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina House refused Monday to back down from plans to punish two public colleges in the budget for assigning freshmen to read books dealing with homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
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S.C. lawmakers want to punish 2 colleges for assigning books on homosexuality

Thursday, February 20, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina legislators want to punish two public colleges for assigning books on homosexuality to freshmen. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. moves to comply with 2011 law that requires teaching of LGBT history

Saturday, May 11, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- California education officials took the first step this week toward complying with a law that requires public schools to include prominent gay people and gay rights' milestones in the curriculum, adopting a set of classroom material guidelines that prohibit "pejorative descriptions" based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]
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