Friday, April 10, 2009

Assembly passes Dignity for All Students Act

In a bipartisan vote of 131-5, the New York State Assembly voted this week to pass the Dignity for All Students Act (A.3661 / S.1987), which would create safer schools for LGBT youth by prohibiting harassment and bullying based on traits including race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Dignity for All Students will put important mechanisms in place to keep LGBT students safe.

The Assembly first passed the Dignity for All Students Act in 2001, but this will be the first time that a pro-LGBT Majority in the New York State Senate will have the chance to vote on the bill.

Click here to see the official tally of who voted for/against Dignity in the Assembly (click here if you don't know your Assemblymember).

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