MICHIGAN MESSENGER — Kuipers: Anti-bullying legislation stalled bylack of definition

Lansing, Michigan
April 19, 2010

Kuipers: Anti-bullying legislation stalled by lack of definition
Lawmaker wants local schools to define bullying instead of state

by Todd A. Heywood

“The (‘anti-bullying’) legislation has been working its way through the legislature for the better part of a decade… the sticking point was whether or not to enumerate, or list, protected categories. Conservative lawmakers had opposed the enumeration because it included sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression. Rallied by Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan, conservatives argued the inclusion of those categories would result in forwarding the so-called ‘homosexual agenda.’”



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