The forthcoming bullying debate will prompt the first votes on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to same-sex marriage.
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July 08, 2015
June 29, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for greater enforcement after the New York ACLU released a "truly disturbing report" detailing violations of a state law designed to protect students from harassment or unfair treatment on the basis of gender identity or expression.
April 21, 2015
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters he's not sure of any department plans to issue specific civil rights guidance on transgender students. Here's why some civil rights groups say such guidance is necessary.
February 25, 2015
The court filing comes as some LGBT student advocates insist schools need clearer guidance on their obligations to transgender students under federal civil rights laws.
February 11, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.
December 05, 2014
The Minnesota State High School League became the 33rd state association to approve a policy regarding transgender student-athletes.
November 19, 2014
The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.
October 09, 2014
The director of Teach For America's new initiative for LGBT students explains how it might lead to changes in the program's training for new teachers.
October 08, 2014
Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.
October 03, 2014
Transgender student-athletes in Minnesota will have to wait a few more months before new rules are considered regarding their participation in high school athletics.