Equal representation is a critical step in achieving equality for marginalized groups. In her op-ed, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle defends her LGBT Curriculum Law:
"Studies show that schools with inclusive curriculum have significantly less bullying around sexual orientation and gender identity and expression; this law will take a significant step forward in improving school climate for everyone. We are at a point in our nation’s history where divisiveness and hate feel commonplace. It is my hope that with this legislation we can change our culture and foster new generations of students that understand the importance of tolerance and equality."