Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA)

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U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin

LGBT-inclusive education reform bill, SNDA introduced in U.S. Senate

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced legislation Tuesday to re-authorise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with language that includes protections for LGBT students. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Rep. Jared Polis pledges to take the lead on ENDA

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A Colorado congressman who’s set to become the most senior openly gay member of the U.S. House is pledging to take the lead on perhaps the most high-profile piece of pro-LGBT legislation: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. [ Read more → ]
Heather Wilson

U.S. Senate candidate blasts SNDA, says it ‘criminalizes’ teasing

Friday, April 20, 2012
A candidate for the U.S. Senate has come under fire for criticizing the Student Non-Discrimination Act, legislation meant to protect children, becuase she said it “criminalizes” teasing. [ Read more → ]
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Obama endorses SNDA, SSIA anti-bullying bills

Friday, April 20, 2012
President Obama has thrown the full weigh of administration behind a pair of bills that would help protect LGBT students against bullying: the Student Non-Discrimination and the Safe Schools Improvement Act. [ Read more → ]
Arne Duncan

Education secretary dodges question on endorsement of anti-bullying bill

Friday, April 20, 2012
Education Secretary Arne Duncan ducked a question Friday on whether the Obama administration was prepared to endorse LGBT anti-bullying legislation as the White House prepared for a screening of the movie “Bully” in the afternoon. [ Read more → ]
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Seventy groups call on Obama to endorse anti-bullying legislation

Friday, March 9, 2012
A group of 70 organizations is asking President Obama to build on his work against bullying in schools by endorsing legislation pending in Congress that would prohibit harassment of LGBT students. [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Anti-gay activist, Weekly Standard warn of ‘radical homosexuals’ indoctrinating children

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Subscribers to the conservative Weekly Standard on Thursday received an anti-gay fundraising email warning that “radical homosexuals” were pushing the Student Non-Discrimination Act(SNDA) as part of an attempt to “indoctrinate” children while creating a “new America based on sexual promiscuity.” [ Read more → ]
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Student Non-Discrimination Act needed to protect LGBT students from bullying

Sunday, November 13, 2011
It’s essential that the Student Non Discrimination Act becomes part of Elementary and Secondary Education re-Authorization Act (ESEA) when it comes for vote in the Senate. It will expand the protection from bullying based on: religion, sex, national origin and disabilities to include protection for sexual orientation and gender identity for LGBT students. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey: Anti-bullying programs will turn schools into ‘indoctrination camps’

Monday, November 7, 2011
Linda Harvey of Mission America is urging voters to oppose the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Nondiscrimination Act, warning that anti-bullying legislation is “using bullying prevention as a tool to force approval of homosexuality and gender bending on children, teachers and families.” [ Read more → ]
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PFLAG opens national conference with keynote address by Dr. Jill Biden

Friday, November 4, 2011
PFLAG opened its bi-annual National Convention on Friday with a keynote address by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, who told the crowd of attendees, "As a teacher and a mom, I know what Jeanne Manford knew -- that there is a direct connection between acceptance and positive, healthy outcomes in every important area of life, including education, mental health, and physical health." [ Read more → ]
safe-schools

LGBT groups express ‘grave concerns,’ withhold support from education bill

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Several LGBT organizations say they “do not support” the Senate version of education reform legislation as it currently stands due to the lack of protections for LGBT students and what they say is a rollback of federal accountability for schools. [ Read more → ]
Michele Bachmann

Bachmann’s busy day: bullying ‘not a federal issue,’ Tonight Show, flash mob

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Presidential long shot Michele Bachmann on Friday again avoided commenting on anti-gay bullying, tried to joke her way out answering Jay Leno's question of reparative therapy, and spoke at a gathering of Republicans while protestors staged a flash mob, dancing to Madonna's "Like A Prayer." [ Read more → ]
Thomas Perez

Justice Department: LGBT student bullying on the rise

Friday, September 16, 2011
Bullying of LGBT youth is making up a growing number of discrimination complaints received by the Obama administration, according to Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. [ Read more → ]
Caleb Laiesk

Arizona teen lobbies Congress for support of Student Non-Discrimination Act

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
An Arizona teen who started his anti-bullying activism when he was forced to drop out of high school at the age of 14, has taken his cause to Washington to lobby Congress to make schools a safer environment for LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
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