President Obama supports nationalization of anti-bullying laws that protect LGBT or perceived LGBT youth from being a target of bullies. These were not included in ESEA revisions that the GOP-dominated House generated. Democratic Senators pledge to raise SNDA/SSIA as amendments to any ESEA that reaches the Senate later this year.
BREAKING: Obama endorses SNDA, SSIA anti-bullying bills
The endorsement comes as possible Senate votes on the anti-bullying bills could take place later this year. Education reform legislation known as Elementary & Secondary Education Act reauthorization was reported out of committee without the LGBT-specific anti-bullying provisions. Sens. Al Franken (D…