Monday, March 12, 2012

Civic Coalition Calls On Obama To Endorse LGBT Anti-Bullying Legislation

The Washington Blade (3/9, Johnson, 30K) reports, "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." In a letter to Obama, the group asked the president to endorse the Student Non-Discrimination Act "so that it has the same level of support from the White House as other pro-LGBT bills, such as the Respect for Marriage Act, which Obama endorsed in June, or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act." The Blade adds, "Obama has said he's committed to combating bullying and harassment in schools, but has yet to endorse legislation that would explicitly prohibit the bullying of LGBT students."

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