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Another teen bullied to death; another reason for a new Christianity

| Thursday, December 8, 2011
Jacob Rogers
Another kid has been bullied into killing himself. His name is Jacob Rogers. He went to Cheatham County Central High School, in Ashland City, TN. Apparently he'd been being pretty severely bullied for four years...

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Friends say classmate killed himself due to anti-gay bullying

By Deanna Lambert
WSMV-TV
| Thursday, December 8, 2011
Jacob Rogers
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -- Students at a local school are grieving a classmate. Friends say the young man took his own life because he couldn't take any more bullying.

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School district suspends students as a ressult of Jamey Rodemeyer bullying

By Sandra Tan | Monday, December 5, 2011
Jamey Rodemeyer
EAST AMHERST, N.Y. -- The Williamsville Central School District concluded its investigation into the Jamey Rodemeyer case last week by suspending some North High School students after Amherst police closed their criminal investigation Nov. 22 without filing charges.

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Police: No criminal charges relating to Jamey Rodemeyer’s suicide

| Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Jamey Rodemeyer
Police in Amhert, N.Y. on Tuesday announced there would be no charges filed against the bullies who allegedly drove 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer to commit suicide on Sept. 18.

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10-year-old girl hangs herself after teasing which included gender-based bullying

| Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Ashlynn Conner
DANVILLE, Ill. -- A Vermilion County, Ill., family is in mourning after discovering that their daughter, 10-year-old Ashlynn Conner was found dead hanging in her closet in what the local coroner, Peggy Johnson, described as an apparent suicide.

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Student Non-Discrimination Act needed to protect LGBT students from bullying

| Sunday, November 13, 2011
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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.

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Michigan’s children speak out against Republican pro-bullying legislation

| Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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Michigan state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) is leading the fight against against GOP efforts to create a "license to bully" that gives kids the ability to bully based on "religious or moral convictions."

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Critics blast anti-bullying law for allowing exceptions based on religion, moral beliefs

| Thursday, November 3, 2011
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The Michigan state Senate on Wednesday passed the "Matt's Safe School Law," an anti-bullying bill that contained a last minute addition by senate Republicans that essentially nullified the bill by allowing an exception to the law for "a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction of a school employee, school volunteer, pupil, or a pupil’s parent or guardian.”

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Canadian LGBTQ advocacy group calls for full review on issue of youth suicide

| Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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TORONTO -- Egale Canada -- the Canadian national LGBT human rights organization -- has written to the Chief Coroner for the province of Ontario, Dr. Andrew McCallum, requesting a full coroner's review on the issue of LGBTQ youth suicide.

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Canadian Parliament calls for acceptance, tolerance in wake of gay teen’s suicide

| Friday, October 21, 2011
John Baird
In a speech before the House Of Commons on Thursday, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, told the gathered Members of Parliament and ministers that there is no place in the nation's schools for the bullying that drove an openly a gay Ottawa teen take his own life.

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