April 04, 2014

LGBT-Inclusive Anti-Bullying Bill Passes Minnesota Senate

Minnesota is one step closer to becoming the 17th state to enact a comprehensive anti-bullying law that explicitly protects students from bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Thanks in large part to GLSEN supporters in Minnesota and the local statewide of OutFront Minnesota, the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act passed the Senate floor last night with a vote of 36-31. Fifteen amendments were considered during the five-hour floor vote. The coalition of lawmakers supporting the bill held strong and passed a comprehensive bill that would make all students safer in Minnesota.

GLSEN will continue our work with the Safe Students for All Coalition in Minnesota, a coalition group we helped form 10 years ago, to ensure that an LGBT-inclusive bill will also pass the House, with a vote likely early next week, and eventually become law. 

Sarah Munshi

About Sarah Munshi

Sarah is GLSEN's Public Policy Associate based in Washington, D.C.

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