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On Tuesday, the Montgomery County’s Board of Education, among other actions, is expected to vote on whether to add an intensive LGBTQ history course, that some advocates believe could be the first of its kind not only for Montgomery County – but also the state and country.

So many students had advocated for the LGBTQ course, school officials decided to vote on approval Tuesday, instead of waiting until next Fall.

Eckstein is actually the LGBTQ Committee Chair with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs and a member of the LGBTQ community himself.

FOX 5 previously reported that other states were slow to add this education because of protests from some religious parent groups.

When asked if there was any dissent from members on the Montgomery County Board of Education, a Board Member told FOX 5, “absolutely not.”If passed, the course could be offered to some MCPS juniors and seniors as early as this time next year.

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