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S.C. Senate panel rejects budget cuts to colleges that assigned gay-themed books

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
South Carolina statehouse in Columbia
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Senate's budget-writing committee has rejected an effort to punish two South Carolina universities for assigning gay-themed books to freshmen.

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Proposed cuts to S.C. colleges over ‘gay books’ face opposition in Senate

| Sunday, April 27, 2014
South Carolina state capitol in Columbia.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A state House budget proposal to cut $70,000 from two South Carolina universities for assigning gay-themed books to freshmen might not get much of a reception in the Senate.

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

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Garry Smith
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...

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

| Monday, March 10, 2014
South Carolina state capitol in Columbia.
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.

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S.C. lawmakers want to punish 2 colleges for assigning books on homosexuality

| Thursday, February 20, 2014
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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina legislators want to punish two public colleges for assigning books on homosexuality to freshmen.

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Calif. moves to comply with 2011 law that requires teaching of LGBT history

| Saturday, May 11, 2013
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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.

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