BACKGROUND & CURRENT STATUS
Georgia Equality and its allies have been working in the Georgia Legislature to pass a uniform, statewide anti-bullying bill since 2008.
In 2010 Georgia Equality along with our partners passed an anti-bullying bill that would force all the school districts in Georgia to update their anti-bullying policy.
The new law accurately defines the scope and impact of bullying, requires local school systems to work with faculty, parents, and students to adopt and enforce anti-bullying policies, and makes it easier for students and necessary for school employees to report information about bullying.
We now have the unique opportunity to ensure that enumerated categories (ie. sexual orientation, gender ID, race, religion, etc.) make it into law across the state, in each and every school district. Enumerated categories are consistently shown to reduce bullying and foster a welcoming environment in schools, not just for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and students percieved as such, but for all students as well.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
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