Protect LGBT Students from Discrimination

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Protect LGBT Students from Discrimination

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Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), a leading proponent of equality in education,  introduced historic legislation—H. R. 4530, the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA)—that would protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students by establishing a comprehensive Federal prohibition of discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity and provide victims with meaningful and effective remedies.  Thus far, SNDA has 60 original co-sponsors.

“Every day innocent students fall victim to relentless harassment and discrimination from teachers, staff, and fellow students based on their sexual orientation,” said Polis.  “These actions not only hurt our students and our schools but, left unchecked, can also lead to life-threatening violence.  Like Title VI for minorities in the 60s and Title IX for women in the 70s, my legislation puts LGBT students on an equal footing with their peers, so they can attend school and get a quality education, free from fear.”

“Hatred has no place in the classroom,” said Polis.  “Every student has the right to an education free from harassment and violence.  This bill will protect the individual freedoms of our students and enshrine the values of equality and opportunity in our classrooms.”

Help Congressman Jared Polis protect LGBT students by sighing this petition. 

**UPDATE:Those that have signed THANK YOU and SHARE it on face book. I will message all participants when HR 4530 comes up for a vote and ask you to call your rep. I will provide the Phone number.
Estimates are that a personal phone call has 1000 times the impact of a petition.HR 4530's progress can be monitored at:
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4530/show

Just one example of GLBT student harassment:

http://www.click2houston.com/video/21801302/index.html

 

 

 

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