Pro-gay rights textbook stuns California conservatives

A history textbook for six- and seven-year-old schoolkids in California has angered conservatives, who are accusing it of promoting homosexuality.

The book features a picture of former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, calling him a "champion for people's rights".

"Gavin said that people could marry who they choose," the text reads. "Sometimes, Gavin helped marry people. Some marriages were not between a man and a woman. He made sure that people's rights were respected."

Greg Burt of the California Family Council, a Christian lobby group similar to New Zealand's Family First,  told CBS News he was stunned to see it.

"I want parents to be aware this is coming and I want them to go down and look at the curriculum for themselves."

The book is yet to be distributed to schools.

Watch the video for the full report from CBS News.