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Minnesota Republicans Call Anti-Bullying Bill ’Fascism’

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A week after the Minnesota State Senate approved an anti-bullying bill, the House also approved it, but not before local Republicans spent hours decrying it as "fascism" that could expose students to "filthy, perverted information."

GOP Congressman With Anti-Gay Voting Record Co-Sponsors Anti-Bullying Bill

By Bobby McGuire | Sunday Mar 30, 2014
Check the sky for flying pigs! A Long Island Republican congressman with a history of voting against LGBT rights has signed on to co-sponsor anti-bullying legislation.

Mass. Senate Passes Updates to Anti-Bullying Law

Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The Massachusetts Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

Minn. Gay Rights Groups Turn Attention To Bullying

By Patrick Condon | Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.

Mass. State House Passes Updates to Anti-Bullying Law

Thursday Feb 27, 2014
The Massachusetts House has approved a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law in part by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

Minn. Lawmakers Plan Renewed Anti-Bullying Push

Monday Jan 13, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers are expected to try again this year to strengthen a state law meant to prevent bullying in schools.

Anti-Bullying Legislation Reaches Record Congressional Support

By David Perry | Monday Dec 2, 2013
The Safe Schools Improvement Act, a bill spelling out specific groups of the student population currently victim to bullying and harassment, of which LGBTQ youth is one, has reached record support in Congress.

Family Visits Site of Rutgers Student’s Suicide

Sunday Nov 10, 2013
The family of the Rutgers University student whose suicide sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people paid their first visit Sunday to the bridge where he took his life.

Iowa Gov. Continues to Work on Bullying Prevention

By Catherine Lucey | Sunday Oct 13, 2013
Bullying prevention will again be a key issue for Gov. Terry Branstad this fall.

Education Bill ReWrite Would Protect Gay Students

By Philip Elliott | Wednesday Jun 5, 2013
Buried in the proposed rewrite of the nation’s massive education law are protections for gay and lesbian students that its supporters liken to the landmark 1972 protections for the rights of female athletes in high school and college.