On Tuesday the senate introduced a new education bill to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in schools. The measure is modeled after Title IX, which bans sex discrimination in schools that receive any federal funding. The bill would ban discrimination, which includes harassment, based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in any covered educational program that receives federal funding. This is a significant moment for our nation’s education system and one that addresses the vital needs of all students in K-12 schools. This new bill is very important to me because I have close friends and family that are a part of the LGBT community. As a future teacher I am very excited about this new bill.
New Senate education bill