Director of Equality Texas Defends Removal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity from Anti-Bullying Bill

Texas has been spinning over a proposed “Anti-Bullying Bill” which was introduced in both the House and Senate. The bill, which original provided for punishment of the bully rather than the victim and required the schools to report the type of bullying and “cause” of bullying (including sexual orientation and gender identity) only had a marginal chance of passing in a venue as conservative as Texas; however, it brought together many advocacy organizations and the momentum of LGBT activists was growing at an astounding rate.


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