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Colu.mn: Sen. Franken introduces Student Non-Discrimination Act

On Tuesday, Sen. Al Franken introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would adress [sic] bullying and discrimination in public schools.

“Kids need to feel safe in their schools in order to learn,” Sen. Franken said in a statement. “Right now, our civil rights laws explicitly protect children from bullying due to race, sex, disability, and national origin. But they don’t stop discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Our legislation fixes this injustice and extends essential protections to LGBT youth in Minnesota and across the country. No student should have to dread going to school because they fear being bullied.”

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