News Roundup: July 18, 2011

Headlines around the web – July 18, 2011 [Will be updated throughout the day]
    POLL: Should Children Learn Gay History in Public Schools? (here via US News) - “California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that would require that public schools teach gay and lesbian history. The legislation is preceded by similar requirements in the state of California to promote women's history, African-American history and other minority groups' history in public school curriculum.”

    Illuminating California’s Proposition 8 Trial, Onstage (here via NY Times) - ” A new play based on the Proposition 8 trial over same-sex marriage in California, written by the Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”), will be performed in a staged reading on Broadway in September and then produced at Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern, the University of Michigan, and elsewhere.”

    Gay rights groups target Bachmann (here via Politico) - ” Even as Bachmann’s tightly-disciplined campaign pivots sharply away from her roots as a social conservative warrior to embrace her newer image as a Tea Party fiscal crusader, gay leaders are looking to drag her back into the fray.”

    Utah Dems elect first openly gay state party leader (here via Salt Lake Tribune) - ” Utah Democrats made history Saturday afternoon, electing Jim Dabakis as state party chairman by a wide margin. He is believed to be the state’s first openly gay major party leader.”

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