April 20th, 2012

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  • dwer

Oh, that Tea Party Jesus...



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/heather-wilson-al-franken-gay-bullying_n_1437338.html?ref=topbar

Wilson's characterization of SB 555 is inaccurate in several ways. First of all, it would not "criminalize" teasing.

"If you create a crime [in a law], you need to put words in the law like 'sentencing' or 'imprisoned,'" explained a Senate staffer who declined to be named to speak openly. "[The law] is just not creating any crimes. That's just incorrect."

It's also not banning teasing between students. It prohibits discrimination by public schools, and it makes sure a school responds to cases of pervasive harassment that interfere with a child's education.


If only it DID criminalize bullying...