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Minn. state House passes anti-bullying measure; governor to sign bill today

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House voted early Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s anti-bullying law, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton to sign.

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Minn. Senate passes anti-bullying ‘Safe and Supportive Schools Act’

| Friday, April 4, 2014
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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota state Senate voted Thursday to pass the “Safe and Supportive Schools Act,” a bill, which would require all Minnesota school districts to develop and enforce a plan to reduce bullying.

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Tenn. OKs religious freedom bill that could be a ‘license to bully’ gay students

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tennessee state capitol in Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee state Senate on Monday passed a bill that seeks to expand religious liberty protections for students in public schools, a measure critics say could lead to hate speech against gays, and others, in public schools, all in the name of religion.

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Mass. Senate passes updates to anti-bullying law

| Thursday, March 20, 2014
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BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for LGBT students and students with disabilities.

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Michele Bachmann: ‘The gay community have so bullied the American people’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, March 10, 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
Still reeling from the demise of Arizona’s “right-to-discriminate” bill, Michele Bachmann said last week that she is tired of gay people “bullying” her and the American people.

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Report: Schools are failing LGBT youth and funneling them into prison

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS → | Monday, March 10, 2014
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Hostile school climates pave the way for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, youth to spend less time in school and more time on the streets, thus increasing the likelihood of entering into the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Minn. gay rights advocates lobby for state law protecting kids from bullying

| Sunday, March 2, 2014
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- 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.

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Mass. state House passes updates to anti-bullying law

| Thursday, February 27, 2014
Mass-capitol
BOSTON -- 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.

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Bullied 11-year-old ‘brony’ clings to life following suicide attempt

| Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- An 11-year-old boy clings to life and may have suffered brain damage following a suicide attempt last month. Family members say Michael Morones was repeatedly bullied at school and called gay because he was a fan of the children's television cartoon "My Little Pony."

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Report: Progress toward LGBT equality surprisingly ‘mixed’

| Wednesday, January 29, 2014
AP (File)
An independent think tank that studies the progress of the movement on equal rights for LGBT people released its latest report Tuesday, and the assessment is surprisingly “mixed.”

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