Major kudos to the state of Arkansas!
The Arkansas House has given final passage to a bill that would require school districts to enact anti-bullying policies. The bill includes all forms of cyber-bullying through social media and, most important to PFLAGers, includes gender identity and sexual orientation in its list of attributes. The full list reads:
"...an actual or perceived personal characteristic including without limitation race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, socioeconomic status, academic status, disability, gender, gender identity, physical appearance, health condition, or sexual orientation."
The bill passed the Senate 34-0 and it cleared the House Monday on a 68-18 vote.
Read the full content of the bill here.