SACRAMENTO, July 5 (UPI) -- The California Assembly gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill requiring that students be given information on the achievements of homosexuals.
Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not taken a position on the measure, has 12 days to sign it, the Los Angeles Times reported. The bill has already passed the state Senate.
The Assembly approved the measure 49-25 after a heated debate. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a San Bernardino Republican, said it advances a "homosexual agenda."
"As a Christian, I am deeply offended," he added.
Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, and Speaker John Perez of Los Angeles, who are both openly gay, said adding contributions from gays, lesbians and the transgendered to textbooks and history classes would help combat bullying.
"I don't want to be invisible in a textbook," Ammiano said.