University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cliff Rosky was quoted in Salon about anti-gay curriculum laws.
“No promo homo” legislation was enacted in the early 1990s in the wake of the AIDS crisis. According to Rosky, if educators were required to address in the classroom topics related to HIV, many Republican-dominated states would allow it only if the curriculum didn’t become a platform for “homosexual indoctrination,'” the article states.
“The choice, Rosky explained, was that conservative parts of the country either didn’t teach about homosexuality at all or students would only “learn bad things about it.”