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Anti-homophobic bullying legislation introduced to New York Senate

Rachel Charman August 14, 2008
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Ten New York Republican Senators have introduced legislation to the State Senate that will ban homophobic bullying in schools.

The ‘Safe Schools for All Children Bill’ calls for training to help teachers identify and respond to bullying and places the responsibility of keeping tack on bullying cases with schools.

The bill also includes protection for transgender students and teachers and a cyber-bullying stipulation.

The bill would not grant parents and students the right to sue.

If the legislation is successful, New York will be the twelfth state to implement such anti-bullying measures.

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