The new gay and lesbian curriculum was adopted Tuesday evening by the Alameda Unified School District in California.

The new curriculum was adopted following the objections of hundreds of parents who testified at the board hearings and specifically elevates respect for gay, lesbian and bisexual students.

This is another wake-up call to every parent with children in the public school system, said Ron Prentice, chairman, -- Yes on 8.

Elementary school children will be instructed about homosexuality without their parents' knowledge”, he added.

According to Prentice, the new curriculum does not provide parents with any sort of opt-out right for their students, and will take effect in the form of six 45-minute lessons, one per year from kindergarten through fifth grade.