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lgbt youth

67 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Give the youth the rights for justice against bullies!

The youth of America have always gone to school to follow the three "R's": Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, all the things that make going to school very important. Lately, there has been a growing pandemic that has become a frightening trend: The fear of being harassed, harmed or worse by bullies in public schools. The recent tragic events of youth committing suicide due to the harassment by bullies and a even MORE disturbing new trend... cyberbullying. The youth of america are tired of living their life in fear and it is time to give them a voice to stand up against bullying without the usage of violence. Recently a alarming statistic showed that  of the youth who are bullied are that of physically and mentally challenged, here is more statistics that are truly heartbreaking: 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at schoolChild and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time highSome kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of their bullies and/or they just can’t take the pain anymore 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at schoolA poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each monthMore youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school (Source: Stompoutbullying.org)  THESE STATISTICS must end and the silence about this must end here and now! We, the youth of america are now asking all, to join us to call upon our congress and senate to support a national anti-bullying legislation law to give students, a voice in the world. An national law to make bullying of any kind illegal would be a historic breakthrough. We, the youth of this country are suggesting that the laws be put into action that would absolutely guarantee that the person causing the bullying would be tried in a student court based upon the codes that would be established across the country. It is also a time to RE-ASSURE that all children 17 years of age and over to know that If the crime is more severe, they would be tried in adult court. And to give those who are the victims of bullies a chance to have a voice to stand up and be heard! We, the youth of the united states of america,being tired of the harm, harassment and mistreatment by bullies based on gender, sexual preference, nationalities,  faith, and more, hereby ask the U.S. House of Representitives to PLEASE make a REAL OFFICIAL NATIONAL Law against bullying and to give the judicial power to the student to try the bullies in a student court of law as well and if they are found guilty, face the penalties according to the school codes.

Christopher Gagliardi
1,453 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to United States Supreme Court, Tabatha , Virginia State House, Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine, Virginia State Senate, Mark Warner, Terry McAuliffe, Joe Manchin

Masons Mommy Law

Angela R. Stanley and I entered into a civil commitment together with Angela R. Stanley changing her last name to my Last name on March 18th 2013, following our civil commitment we decided to have a baby after being told Angela had up to a year to try because of her indometrosis , we conceived Our son Mason Isaac Stanley (Hackney) at our home by use of sperm donation injection by syringe , donor remains anonymous, I Tabatha Michelle Hackney injected the sperm and Angela R. Hackney gave birth to our son in TN, on June/20/2013 at 12:07pm after our son was born it became legal that Oct/06/2013 in the state of VA for same sex couples to marry , we decided on the behalf of our son and to also have it on paper to just go to the court house and get it legal so we became legally married Oct/20/2013 in wise VA, from the moment we found out we was pregnant I was treated as the other parent, every doctor visit, I picked out the pediatrician and decided the shot schedule, his named after my grandmas father, my name was put down as other parent in his head start class, my son was 3 when we separated, I filed for equal rights of our son and joint custody and was denied . This law must change ASAP no parent deserves to be told they are not the parent to there child because they didn't give birth , his 4 now and I've had to miss out on his birthday , and holidays and vacations with my baby boy and I am having to battle things that would have never had to have been an issue if I was given my equal parental rights to my son , I've been broken in a way no parent should be broken, I'll never get the time back with my beautiful son that's being taken from me. So please sign this petition to get this law changed to were if two women decide to have a baby together, the non-gestational partner gets the same equal rights as the gestational partner, we are not the first lesbians couple to get married or the first lesbians couple to go through a divorce or a custody battle, but I'm going to do what any parent would do for there child and fight for there right to have them equally because as a parent I worry about his physical and mental health as well and I want my child to be raised in the land of the FREE were we are supposed to have our RIGHTS and our FREEDOM who's punishing here??? An innocent child that wasn't asked to be put in this world!!! Mommy loves you Mason Isaac Stanley (Hackney) we will be watching football and playing with our superheroes again soon my love!..TIA LGBT SUPPORT!

Tabitha Hackney
413 supporters