House likely to drop controversial language in anti-bullying bill

Nov 8, 2011 by

 

 

The intent was that if a child were to stand up in a class and say they don’t believe in being queer for instance, that child would not face discipline. Jones said his own son was bullied and harassed as a child. And a child who was the granddaughter of a friend committed suicide after enduring bullying, he said.

Controversial language in anti-bullying legislation — language some say provides a license to bully on religious or moral grounds — is likely to be removed under the leadership of House Republicans.

House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, said through his spokesman that a compromise is needed to protect all students.

“There is concern that the language would provide an excuse for bullying. And as far as he’s concerned, there is no excuse,” spokesman Ari Adler said.

via House likely to drop controversial language in anti-bullying bill | Detroit Free Press | freep.com.

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