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“By learning about LGBTQ people who have made amazing contributions to their country, they are seeing possibilities for themselves and hope for the future,” Bruesehoff said.
The law, which requires integration of political, economic and social contributions of those in the LGBTQ and disabled communities in lessons, starts in the 2020-21 school year, NorthJersey.com reported.
The new law does not apply to private schools.
Conservative groups said the law takes the power away from parents and may open the door to kids questioning their sexuality.
"We believe it further erodes the right of parents to discuss this sensitive issue with their children, if in fact schools are going to be promoting and making the claim that this particular person was an LGBTQ member," Len Deo, president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, told NorthJersey.com.